Hello, my name is Desiree or Desi for short. I am just getting started raising chickens for eggs, and am very worried about getting everything just right. My husband brought home two chickens for my youngest two children for Easter, and I instantly became hooked. We are unsure of the breed and age on those two. We have a pre-made coop put up and moved them out there last night. We also have a few more chicks of different varieties we have purchased that are still indoors until they get more feathers.
When should I switch my girls over to layer feed? I also have heard mixed things about adding corn into their diet. I was told by one person to do it, because the eggs taste better; and I was told by another not to do it, because the chickens will start plucking each others feathers out. I just want what is best for my chickens.
I am very excited I found this website, and am eager to learn.