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baby cakes are formulated by a naturalist that is right here on BYC....  (although not too active lately) He designed housing and food for Galliform exhibits for Zoos.

 

Baby Cakes and Farmers hleper are awesome supplement to their diet.  They are full of micronutrients essential fatty acids and protiens....  He also makes a feed which is Pohibitive to buy in large quantities price wise but they suggest to add it to the feed as 5 percent of their ration.  Its called Ultra Kibble.

 

http://www.wildbirdsuets.com/foragecakes/babycake.htm

 

Good nutrition at an early age forms good bones and a robust individual.   Exercise and learning hunting techniques is good for them too. 

 

Another good for them treat is Kale poke it through the bars of a suet feeder and once they figure it out  watch out.

 

Make sure they have access to grit though if you are introducing Big Bird feeds...

 

deb

Should I leave the Baby Cakes in there full time then? Right now, I'm taking out after I get home from school (around 3:30) so they get it for about 7 hours during the day. I'm afraid that they will only eat that and not their starter feed. 

 

The chicks are 4 weeks old, btw.


Edited by sophiaw00 - 4/28/15 at 6:28pm

Owner of 11 Beautiful Chickens. 2 Salmon Faverolles. 2 White Marans. 2 Easter Eggers. 1 Splash Marans. 2 Red Sex Links. 1 Blue Andalusian & 1 Easter Egger Rooster.

 

Rest in Peace Sweet Vivica - Thank you for teaching me so much. 

 

What I've Learned Since Getting Chickens: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1020665/what-ive-learned-since-getting-chickens-long-read#post_15830042

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Owner of 11 Beautiful Chickens. 2 Salmon Faverolles. 2 White Marans. 2 Easter Eggers. 1 Splash Marans. 2 Red Sex Links. 1 Blue Andalusian & 1 Easter Egger Rooster.

 

Rest in Peace Sweet Vivica - Thank you for teaching me so much. 

 

What I've Learned Since Getting Chickens: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1020665/what-ive-learned-since-getting-chickens-long-read#post_15830042

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post #12 of 17

@sophiaw00

 

By the way nice set up you have there.... VBG

 

Not to worry about posting a Lot....  Some of us have a Ponderous Pile of Prose Presented to the Masses here....  couldnt find a P word for Masses.... :gig

 

Eh @Blooie

 

 I have only been on BYC 5 years.  and my post count is up over ten thousand  Key in evil laughter here....

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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post #13 of 17
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@sophiaw00

 

By the way nice set up you have there.... VBG

 

Not to worry about posting a Lot....  Some of us have a Ponderous Pile of Prose Presented to the Masses here....  couldnt find a P word for Masses.... :gig

 

Eh @Blooie

 

 I have only been on BYC 5 years.  and my post count is up over ten thousand  Key in evil laughter here....

 

deb

How about a "Ponderous Pile of Prose Presented to the Poultry Proprieters' Populace?"  Sorry, short notice.  Teehee

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by perchie.girl View Post
 

baby cakes are formulated by a naturalist that is right here on BYC....  (although not too active lately) He designed housing and food for Galliform exhibits for Zoos.

 

Baby Cakes and Farmers hleper are awesome supplement to their diet.  They are full of micronutrients essential fatty acids and protiens....  He also makes a feed which is Pohibitive to buy in large quantities price wise but they suggest to add it to the feed as 5 percent of their ration.  Its called Ultra Kibble.

 

http://www.wildbirdsuets.com/foragecakes/babycake.htm

 

Good nutrition at an early age forms good bones and a robust individual.   Exercise and learning hunting techniques is good for them too. 

 

Another good for them treat is Kale poke it through the bars of a suet feeder and once they figure it out  watch out.

 

Make sure they have access to grit though if you are introducing Big Bird feeds...

 

deb

Should I leave the Baby Cakes in there full time then? Right now, I'm taking out after I get home from school (around 3:30) so they get it for about 7 hours during the day. I'm afraid that they will only eat that and not their starter feed. 

 

The chicks are 4 weeks old, btw.


If you read the package it says not a complete feed.  BUT your chicks are over 4 weeks it can be left out all day....

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply
post #15 of 17
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@sophiaw00

 

By the way nice set up you have there.... VBG

 

Not to worry about posting a Lot....  Some of us have a Ponderous Pile of Prose Presented to the Masses here....  couldnt find a P word for Masses.... :gig

 

Eh @Blooie

 

 I have only been on BYC 5 years.  and my post count is up over ten thousand  Key in evil laughter here....

 

deb

How about a "Ponderous Pile of Prose Presented to the Poultry Proprieters' Populace?"  Sorry, short notice.  Teehee


Bwhahahahah.... Populous...   You are soo good Blooie.

 

alliteration can be sooo fun.    Apologies to the OP....  Blooie and I do a lot of writing in various venues.

 

deb


Edited by perchie.girl - 4/28/15 at 7:09pm

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply
post #16 of 17
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If you read the package it says not a complete feed.  BUT your chicks are over 4 weeks it can be left out all day....

 

deb

I did read the package and know it's not a complete feed - that's why I was worried. Thanks for the info!

Owner of 11 Beautiful Chickens. 2 Salmon Faverolles. 2 White Marans. 2 Easter Eggers. 1 Splash Marans. 2 Red Sex Links. 1 Blue Andalusian & 1 Easter Egger Rooster.

 

Rest in Peace Sweet Vivica - Thank you for teaching me so much. 

 

What I've Learned Since Getting Chickens: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1020665/what-ive-learned-since-getting-chickens-long-read#post_15830042

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Owner of 11 Beautiful Chickens. 2 Salmon Faverolles. 2 White Marans. 2 Easter Eggers. 1 Splash Marans. 2 Red Sex Links. 1 Blue Andalusian & 1 Easter Egger Rooster.

 

Rest in Peace Sweet Vivica - Thank you for teaching me so much. 

 

What I've Learned Since Getting Chickens: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1020665/what-ive-learned-since-getting-chickens-long-read#post_15830042

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post #17 of 17
Its 3 days before Christmas and here in PA we have had unseasonably warm temps..today was 63, but there has been rain every morning making the ladies landscape a bit muddy so I decided since they wanted to play outside and enjoy the weather I would dump some bags of sand to mop up the mess and give them something a little more pleaseant to scratch in..but as I poured I formed this small hill and got an idea...i got a plastic bag and added about a cup of scratch ,a cup of raisins,and a couple hundred mealworms from my colonies and shook it all together then went and poured it randomly on the sand hill and covered it all up..it was an official Christmas treasure hunt that kept 14 hens busy for quite some time
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