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Cynthia your Cochin is gorgeous! 

 

I'll post pictures of my girls soon! I've been photographing them daily. :D

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Cynthia your Cochin is gorgeous! 

 

I'll post pictures of my girls soon! I've been photographing them daily. :D


Looking forward to them!

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Here they are at around a week old! (Seven days after I got them) Sorry for the wait, technical difficulties! :barnie

 

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(Left to right: Indi, Fro, Bunny, and Flossie! Lil' cuties.:love)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1006064/a-falconry-thread

This here is my falconry thread, for anyone who may wanna check it out!! :) 

 

 

- Smile, there ain't no harm in happiness. -

- It does the world well. - 

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1006064/a-falconry-thread

This here is my falconry thread, for anyone who may wanna check it out!! :) 

 

 

- Smile, there ain't no harm in happiness. -

- It does the world well. - 

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post #14 of 15

Just a warning, I am not a professional and my knowledge are based on research, not real life experience :( and I hope you understand. Hope this helps!!

 

1. I would consider this as a rather great feed, as long as you calculated the protein percentages correctly. Did you?  If not, here is a website that may be helpful:

http://www.lionsgrip.com/protein.html. Go to the section called Kim's Rectangle for calculating the protein in a MIXTURE OF GRAINS.

 

My recipe is less elaborate as yours and not gluten free, so I am now considering to use your recipe instead! 

 

Chick Starter Feed: GRIND

 

Wheat                                    2 parts

Whole Corn                           2 parts

Milo                                       2 parts

Peas dried                             1/2 parts

Soybeans dried & roasted    4 parts

 

Protein Percentage = 20% (Note: both percentages are calculated using the method from the link above)


Basic Chicken Laying Feed:

 

Wheat                                   3 parts

Whole Corn                          3 parts

Milo                                      3 parts

Soybeans dried & roasted    2 parts

 

Protein Percentage = 17%

 

Chicken Feed Additions:

 

Egg Shells for calcium

Scraps

Bread

Mealworms?

 

 

2. Yes, you can use this for developer, or otherwise known as grower, feed. The only difference between layer and grower feed is for grower feed, skip the excess calcium. They will need them only when they start laying eggs. Too much calcium can damage their liver. Also, there are many other supplies of calcium that is available - alfalfa hay (1 flake for 8 to 10 chickens once a week), crushed eggs shells (don't use if you don't prefer), and even something called limestone, which I don't know much about.

 

3. My only two recommendations about your recipe is, do not feed mealworms to your chickens so often (maybe once a week as a treat), and make sure your chickens have grit available to them. Small treats can raise a chicken’s protein intake, especially when young or during laying season, isn’t a problem. Since chickens who are allowed to range naturally scratch for bugs and worms, supplementing with mealworms is in line with their natural instincts. Grit (otherwise known as small particles of stone or pebbles) is very important, and helps chickens digest some tough food.

 

4. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with any gluten free feed because I myself is gluten tolerant. I hope someone else can help you with this soon, but I don't understand why you need to find a brand of feed if you already have a homemade recipe to go.

 

I hope you have success with your new recipe and have your chickens live a long, productive life!

By the way, your profile picture is adorable!!

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