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The Natural Chicken Keeping thread - OTs welcome!

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This will be a thread dedicated to natural, chemical free chicken keeping. The "rules" are simple (for now).

 

Rule #1: Everyone has different ways of doing things - Please... we don't want to get into any "I'm right, you're wrong," stuff here.

 

Rule #2: Share for the sake of sharing - good, all natural chicken keeping.

 

Rule #3: Culling - death is a part of life. If you don't like it, you probably don't need to be on this thread. People who keep flocks for meat are welcome here!

 

 

So - let's keep it friendly, and please, let it roll off your back if someone says something you don't like.

 

 

PLEASE READ!!!

 

As much as we encourage the "sharing of information on BYC". This thread has been reported many times and is quickly turning into a promotions spot for several blogs, and has thus become a staging area that directly violates BYC policy. Please continue to discuss options on this thread at will. All links and references to other blogs and forums will be removed at the staffs discretion as noted in the BYC rules section. If this does not work we have no choice but to close this thread and any future rebirths of it.

Specializing in Swedish Flower Hens.

 

Horse Trailer to Coop Conversion

 

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

~Mae West

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Specializing in Swedish Flower Hens.

 

Horse Trailer to Coop Conversion

 

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

~Mae West

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Cheerleader

 

Me Me Me!

Building 2 flocks of several breeds of chickens I've wished for some time.  Having fun as I go along, and learning to do the best I can.  Swedish Flower Hens, EO Marraduna Basque, Silver Grey Dorking, Ameraucana, EE's, Buckeye, Olive Egger, White Maran and an Isbar chick. 
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Building 2 flocks of several breeds of chickens I've wished for some time.  Having fun as I go along, and learning to do the best I can.  Swedish Flower Hens, EO Marraduna Basque, Silver Grey Dorking, Ameraucana, EE's, Buckeye, Olive Egger, White Maran and an Isbar chick. 
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Thread Starter 

Yay! Spread the word - I'd love to see some of our other good friends - and perhaps some new faces - around here!

Specializing in Swedish Flower Hens.

 

Horse Trailer to Coop Conversion

 

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

~Mae West

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Specializing in Swedish Flower Hens.

 

Horse Trailer to Coop Conversion

 

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

~Mae West

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Well first off, does natural mean organic?  As in GMO free?  I want to go organic but the shipping cost for organic feed is very high.  I haven't tried the ton route but right now a $30 organic feed bag $20 shipping which is like $1 a pound. 

 

Anyone have a way around this?  Like a reasonable internet company?

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Wow! Take an hour's nap and surprise!

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I'm here :) Just going to go Christmas shopping, but will be back. 

Breeding: Silkies, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Ameraucanas, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, Welsummers, Marans and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Pictures by Les Farms are not to be used without written permission from me first, and never for any commercial gain. Thank you.

 

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Raising CX Free Range ~ Poultry Sexing Tips ~ Raising Chickens Naturally 

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Breeding: Silkies, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Ameraucanas, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, Welsummers, Marans and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Pictures by Les Farms are not to be used without written permission from me first, and never for any commercial gain. Thank you.

 

Visit our COOP Page! 

 

Raising CX Free Range ~ Poultry Sexing Tips ~ Raising Chickens Naturally 

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I am all about keeping it natural!!!!

Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Pullet Surprise View Post

Wow! Take an hour's nap and surprise!

ha ha ha ha

Building 2 flocks of several breeds of chickens I've wished for some time.  Having fun as I go along, and learning to do the best I can.  Swedish Flower Hens, EO Marraduna Basque, Silver Grey Dorking, Ameraucana, EE's, Buckeye, Olive Egger, White Maran and an Isbar chick. 
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Building 2 flocks of several breeds of chickens I've wished for some time.  Having fun as I go along, and learning to do the best I can.  Swedish Flower Hens, EO Marraduna Basque, Silver Grey Dorking, Ameraucana, EE's, Buckeye, Olive Egger, White Maran and an Isbar chick. 
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Originally Posted by Spifflove View Post

Well first off, does natural mean organic?  As in GMO free?  I want to go organic but the shipping cost for organic feed is very high.  I haven't tried the ton route but right now a $30 organic feed bag $20 shipping which is like $1 a pound. 

 

Anyone have a way around this?  Like a reasonable internet company?

I have had the same frustrations about finding affordable organic feed.  I wanted to go with Countryside, but when I figured out the costs of shipping,, I fell off my chair.  I am not in a delivery area for the company either.  I also need soy free chicken food for health reasons.  That is hard to find as well.

 

Some one mentioned a good company on another thread, I'm going to go look it up.  I'll post it when I find it.

 

 

MB

Building 2 flocks of several breeds of chickens I've wished for some time.  Having fun as I go along, and learning to do the best I can.  Swedish Flower Hens, EO Marraduna Basque, Silver Grey Dorking, Ameraucana, EE's, Buckeye, Olive Egger, White Maran and an Isbar chick. 
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Building 2 flocks of several breeds of chickens I've wished for some time.  Having fun as I go along, and learning to do the best I can.  Swedish Flower Hens, EO Marraduna Basque, Silver Grey Dorking, Ameraucana, EE's, Buckeye, Olive Egger, White Maran and an Isbar chick. 
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Wow. I left for an hour, came back and our thread was gone. I was really hoping someone would start a new one. I hope this one will be a little more open, and less judgey of people's different opinions and birds.
Thanks BDM!
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