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I don't understand what you mean when you said the egg was put in the roosters coop so you can hatch a clutch.  do you mean you put the hen in with the rooster so you can hatch eggs?  

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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post #12 of 16
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The rooster is in his own coop because he was eating eggs. We only have them together so they can mate then he goes back in his own coop. For some reason he likes to eat eggs if we Leave them together
post #13 of 16

Perhaps you should increase your protein.  Especially if you are collecting hatching eggs.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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post #14 of 16
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I have them on a 24% protein with cracked corn and oister shell. I feed it wet 1 time a day and I also have dry crumble and cracked corn available around the clock.
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I have them on a 24% protein with cracked corn and oister shell. I feed it wet 1 time a day and I also have dry crumble and cracked corn available around the clock.

How many parts feed to how many parts cracked corn??

 

Are you mixing the oyster shell in with the feed?

Best to leave that in a separate container for use by just the layers.

 

Having cracked corn available all the time may have them 'over eating' it.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #16 of 16
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We have been mixing it 7 parts feed 1 part cracked corn .the measurement tool is a large coffee can. To this mixture I add about 1/2 lb of the shell . But also have some shell in a dish. I mix it in large quantities because I am away from home for a few days at a time and pre mixing it makes it easier for the wife and children to feed while I am on the road.
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