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post #11 of 19

Do you a have a book about taking care of chickens?  If so there should be chapter on diet and toxins.  Maybe if it comes from a book your dad may be more accepting.

...what you know for sure that just ain't so...--Mark Twain;  is what harms future generations.--me
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...what you know for sure that just ain't so...--Mark Twain;  is what harms future generations.--me
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post #12 of 19
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I do have a book, I will try to find it now!

Thanks for that!

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post #14 of 19
More importantly, have you talked to your parents about feeling depressed? If you can't talk to them go see your school counsellor or a teacher you trust. It's really important to talk to somebody though as silly as it sounds talking really does help reduce that stress. Keeping it bottled up inside and not sharing will make it grow.

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #15 of 19
Here is the guaranteed chemical analysis of a popular and widely accepted brand of chicken feed (a layer pellet)
I wish to draw your attention to lines # 9 and 10

Guaranteed Analysis:

1. Crude Protein 16% (min)
2. Lysine 0.7% (min)
3. Methionine 0.3% (min)
4. Crude Fat 2.5% (min)
5. Crude Fiber 6.5% (max)
6. Calcium (Ca) 3.25% (min)
7. Calcium (Ca) 4.25% (max)
8. Phosphorus (P) 0.45% (min)
9. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% (min)
10. Salt (NaCl) 0.8% (max)

11. Manganese (Mn) 100 ppm
12. Vitamin A 3000 IU/lb (min)
13. Vitamin D3 800 ICU/lb (min)
14. Vitamin E 12 IU/lb (min)
15. Total Microorganisms (min) 1100950 CFU/lb [including the odd germ]
16. Phytase (A. Oryzae) 227FYT/lb (min)

By this analysis a hundred pounds of laying pellets will contain between almost 5 ounces to over 12 ounces of salt. Another way to view it is between almost 1/3 pound of salt to 3/4 pounds of salt per 100 pounds of laying pellets.
Edited by chickengeorgeto - 12/8/15 at 11:32am
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post #16 of 19
Cutey you'll be 18 and able to move out before you know it. I'm sure your girls will be okay. I understand the calming effect they can have on a person and the bond that can form between a person and their pet(s) they care for. Whenever I get upset I can usually be found in my coop or with my dog. I get laughed at by friends and family b/c I talk to my girls and pick them up.
The web cams might be a bit extreme at this point. If you push your parents to much they might push back in a way you won't like. (I'm speaking from experience.) However showing them about what is bad for your chickens is a great idea.
post #17 of 19
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This isn't fair to me. I think I'm going mental. Sometimes I have nightmares about the chickens. I just want them to stop giving rubbish because they are to immature and won't listen. I can't do anything or rela until they are inside at 4:15pm
Edited by cuteychickens15 - 12/27/15 at 2:01am
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by chickengeorgeto View Post

Here is the guaranteed chemical analysis of a popular and widely accepted brand of chicken feed (a layer pellet)
I wish to draw your attention to lines # 9 and 10

Guaranteed Analysis:

1. Crude Protein 16% (min)
2. Lysine 0.7% (min)
3. Methionine 0.3% (min)
4. Crude Fat 2.5% (min)
5. Crude Fiber 6.5% (max)
6. Calcium (Ca) 3.25% (min)
7. Calcium (Ca) 4.25% (max)
8. Phosphorus (P) 0.45% (min)
9. Salt (NaCl) 0.3% (min)
10. Salt (NaCl) 0.8% (max)

11. Manganese (Mn) 100 ppm
12. Vitamin A 3000 IU/lb (min)
13. Vitamin D3 800 ICU/lb (min)
14. Vitamin E 12 IU/lb (min)
15. Total Microorganisms (min) 1100950 CFU/lb [including the odd germ]
16. Phytase (A. Oryzae) 227FYT/lb (min)

By this analysis a hundred pounds of laying pellets will contain between almost 5 ounces to over 12 ounces of salt. Another way to view it is between almost 1/3 pound of salt to 3/4 pounds of salt per 100 pounds of laying pellets.

 

I see many folks worried about salt too and it's needless anxiety. Poultry need and thrive with salt. The studies done decades ago that people are thinking of when saying how salt is toxic to chickens were extremely cruel. What was noted was the birds required much more water with high intake of salt and simply would not eat what was a toxic quantity so were injected with saline solution straight in crop after they ate. All animals including humans will die if given that much salt. No animal would willingly ingest it, it must be injected to reach toxicity. All animals need salt or will die too. It's as basic a necessity of life like water and if given preposterous quantity can drown in it. 

 

Potato and gravy is not rubbish food. They are your birds and it's your choice if you want to throw away perfectly good table scraps and leftovers. My birds diet is supplemented with such foods. They eat virtually the same feed we do. We could survive on chicken pellets too but prefer non pellet food like the birds do so I toss them scraps and leftovers. They come running when you go to the pen with a bowl in hand.


Edited by Egghead_Jr - 12/27/15 at 3:04am

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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by cuteychickens15 View Post

This isn't fair to me. I think I'm going mental. Sometimes I have nightmares about the chickens. I just want them to stop giving rubbish because they are to immature and won't listen. I can't do anything or rela until they are inside at 4:15pm


don't worry, they will be fine. and about mental and nightmares, it is due to too much love, I think. I am the only person who takes care of my chickens and last night I had a nightmare that my chickens were dying because I forgot to feed and water them! relax and enjoy your chickens. I bet your parents had chickens before and fed them the same.

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