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post #21 of 25
What kind of feed are they on? Just corn and bugs or do they have another kind? If it's just free range and corn and stuff I'd recommend finding euther a layer feed or all flock feed. Probably an all flock since you also have roosters and ducks and then just give calcium via free choice oyster shell or similar for the layers. Free range can work but sometimes it doesn't and in your case it may not be. Plus it's nice knowing its a complete feed and all the nutrients are in there. Nutrena makes an All Flock as well as another similar kind i cant remember the name of atm but ones nature wise or nature smart and ones country feed lines, and purina makes one called flock raiser. Both are good but I'm going to be buying nutrena. I'd highly recommend buying feed, it's not too too much either especially compared to all the organic stuff out there.

If you already have them on a feed then feel free to ignore this and sorry
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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post #22 of 25
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They are on cracked corn & oyster shells. They don't really eat the oyster shells though. I guess because they have rocks, glass, etc to eat too. They definitely can't just eat whatever because I really think thats what killed them. I make sure they have cracked corn now. I need to find something to fatten my hen duck up. She's so tiny but always has been. She was the smallest out of the flock. I will write that down and get some. I will happily take any suggestions :-)
post #23 of 25
Ahh okay. Yeah that makes sense! I think the oyster shell is more for calcium than anything and the rocks, glass, all that help grind food but I'm sure the oyster shell helps with that too and maybe they find calcium elsewhere too or aren't laying much? I'd keep it out though. But yeah, I, sadly, really think it may have been sad.png I would definitely find some and pick some up? Do you have any tractor supply company or Agway around? They'd probably have it. Any all flock type thing should work and if no one has that then chick starter/grower is basically the same thing but make sure it's not medicated. Definitely try to find some All Flock or Flock Raiser though smile.png
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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post #24 of 25
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Yes, we have a tractor supply. That's where I go to get my feed and stuff. I will look the next time I go to get feed. So much work for them lol! I love them though and they are so tame, especially my Rhode Island red rooster lol.
post #25 of 25
I would definitely check there!! Not sure if TSC has the nutrena version but i know they do have some nutrena stuff and the purina version smile.png and awww that's amazing the roo is so tame!
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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