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I looking forward to learning new tips as well as refreshing my memory on raising chickens. We have done it before some years back and are trying it again. I have read that it isn't good to feed your chickens too much scratch. Years ago when we had ours we would free range them and the only thing else we would feed them was scratch. What are your thoughts about feeding them? Thanks for your answers!

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Hi and welcome to BYC. Whilst opinions may very in terms of feed / treats etc, i personally feed my free range flock commercial layers feed, and keep any treats (only millet actually) to a handful a day. I understand that the "recommended" feed system is proprietary feed and anything less than 10% of their total daily consumption. 

 

I hope that you enjoy your chicken-keeping renaissance.

 

All the best

CT

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:welcome   glad you have joined us.

 

Here's link to a Learning Center Article on feeding your flock - it does include info on Scratch Feed  :

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/feeding-chickens-an-introductory-guide

 

 

There are also other articles in the Learning Center that can help you refresh your memory on raising your new flock.

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Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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Hi frow.gif welcome to BYC!
Edited by 7littlegirls - 3/17/16 at 1:48am
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:welcome you've received good advice. I believe you should feed scratch only as a special treat and the rest of the time just commercial chicken feed. Good luck to you.

Elizabeth

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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

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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