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Ive been consulting the forums here since getting interested in chickens. Now that i have the hang of things i may as well contribute to this wealth of knowledge!

I have 10 Rhode Island red hens born 4-5-15. They began laying 9-20-15. I currently get 7-10 eggs a day, usually 8.
They live in a coop built from old pallets. Eat a ration of 30% crushed corn and 70% purina layer pellets. Since birth i have crushed every egg shell we have eaten and mixed that into their feed. They also get all the veggie table scraps and bad garden stuff. I threw a quail mineral block in about a month ago that I found onsale at a store!
My eggs are getting bigger daily now, i would call them medium on average. im hoping for some extra large eggs in the future!
Im always looking for free/cheap feed sources and I would call myself a "master scavenger" when it comes to building descent stuff on the cheap.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  

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Welcome to BYC,  the easiest way to get  Large eggs is to get breeds that lay them.   I don't think you can feed hens into laying larger eggs if that is not  in their genetic code.

 

Corn makes them fat but, does nothing  for them nutritionally.

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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:welcome

 

I'm a RIR fan too, good layers and sassy personalities!

 

You might be interested in checking out this forum for some of your do-it-yourself projects:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16177/diy-self-sufficiency

 

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