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I Just Gotten  my first pullets ever! RED SEX LINK  i heard they were high egg layer and you don't need a rooster ...is that true .

 

I am very new  to Rasing chickens  so i have 3 day old chicks and there doing great 

any advice and info on the breed would be great  also  other than store bough chicken food what is a good homemade ration  for them  can you give them oats corn etc?  what can and cant they have?  can they eat vegetable like lettuce or kale? 

 

i have 9 chick to be exact i live on a 2 acre farm I see a lot  great plans for coops .... how to you figure what a good size coop wood be to build?

 

one more thing  what is the best fencing  to use to keep out predators? i was told to dig down a dig and put wood in the ground  cover it up  all they see is fencing  it to keep foxes out. does it work?

 

 

 

Sincerely., 

 

new mamma hen 

 

RipperRoo15  

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Hi and welcome to BYC. A roo is only necessary if you wish to breed chickens - all hens will lay regardless of the presence of a roo. With regards to fencing, I'd suggest reading the "predators and pests" in the forum section and the coop build design and construction section.

 

If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken. 
 
 
Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend  Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
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:welcome

 

In addition to their regular feed, here is a link to healthy treats chickens can have:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

 

Keep in mind, that treats should not make up more than 10% of their daily intake, otherwise, just like kids and candy, they will fill up on treats and not eat what's good for them.

 

I'd hold off on giving them treats until they are a couple weeks old and then be sure they have grit available to help the chicks digest them.

 

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:welcome

 

In addition to their regular feed, here is a link to healthy treats chickens can have:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

 

Keep in mind, that treats should not make up more than 10% of their daily intake, otherwise, just like kids and candy, they will fill up on treats and not eat what's good for them.

 

I'd hold off on giving them treats until they are a couple weeks old and then be sure they have grit available to help the chicks digest them.

 

Enjoy your new chicks and thanks for joining us!

 

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Originally Posted by NorthFLChick View Post
 

:welcome

 

In addition to their regular feed, here is a link to healthy treats chickens can have:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

 

Keep in mind, that treats should not make up more than 10% of their daily intake, otherwise, just like kids and candy, they will fill up on treats and not eat what's good for them.

 

I'd hold off on giving them treats until they are a couple weeks old and then be sure they have grit available to help the chicks digest them.

 

Enjoy your new chicks and thanks for joining us!

thank you

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Hens are quite happy to lay eggs without a rooster harassing them.  They will be perfectly find eating eggs.  If you want "fertile" eggs that can hatch into chicks, then you do need a rooster's participation.

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