Please forgive me if this is another "new introduction". I literally can't remember if I have introduced myself yet or not. (Joys of getting old). My name is Trinity and I live in Gilbert, Arizona with my husband and two girls. I am a certified veterinary technician by trade and have worked in the field for 22 + years. With that being said I knew NOTHING about chickens. I have always worked with dogs and cats.
Everything about them has been a learning experience for me and there has been some hard lessons for sure.
We got our first three chickens about a year ago. (Annie Oakley - Silver Laced Wyandotte, Spicy Nugget and Big Red - Rhode Island Reds)
They are great layers and quite friendly.
Our flock right now consists of the above mentioned plus 4 Australorps, 1 Silkie (who I think maybe male), 2 Black Sex Links, and a Cochin.
I've always been a big believer in nutrition for my pets and I am very interested in providing the best foods for my chickens as that will come right back to us in the eggs.
Along with their premium poultry crumble I also provide them with a steady source of super worms and I make what I refer to as "chicken chop"
Today's "chop" was a mixture of spinach, kale, red leaf lettuce, red kale, cilantro, carrots red/orange/yellow bell peppers, strawberries, bananas, apples, blueberries, brown rice (cooked), coconut oil, and black solider fly larvae (Tasty Grubs). I take all of these things and put them thru the food processor and then everything is mixed together and served. I make a large amount as I don't have time to do this on a daily basis. In the summer time I like to offer this as a frozen treat to help cool them down.
I am always interested in learning new things and find backyard chickens to be extremely helpful.
I appreciate you taking the time to read my post.