I plan on having only three hens, 2 of which are for laying and the last a sebright for beauty. What kind of snacks can I give her to make those feathers gleam :)
Shiny feathers-[What foods do it?]
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post #2 of 6
3/21/13 at 6:04am
Black oil sunflower seeds especially, corn makes their legs and feet more yellow, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables will help.
post #3 of 6
3/21/13 at 8:07am
My flock (which consists of 1 Silkie rooster, 4 Silkie hens and a frizzled bantam Cochin hen) are fed gamebird crumbles. I believe its 24% protein, so much higher then layer feed, and it keeps their feathers in beautiful condition. They also get black oil sunflower seeds and scraps from my kitchen and what they scratch up when I let them out for some free range time. I offer oyster shell on the side or mix in the layer feed for calcium (when I don't have chicks running around). Nikki
post #4 of 6
3/21/13 at 8:58am
Black oil sunflower seeds?
How are they different than the kind I like to eat (David's in the white/yellow/red bag)
post #5 of 6
3/21/13 at 10:38am