Newbury Acre Chickens

By stevesgirl72 · Aug 16, 2013 · ·
  1. stevesgirl72
    Hi we are the Newbury family! We currently have 4 Dominque, 4 Silver Laced Wyandotte, and 4 Golden Laced Wyandotte Chickens. We are hoping they will begin laying in mid-October. We ordered them through Randall Burkey and have pretty pleased with them. I am enjoying getting to know them, but am still trying to figure out all the ins and outs of the chicken life. Any information would be most helpful. I love this site.

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  1. stevesgirl72
    Thanks so much for the information. I will be getting a kit together and definitely getting the DE.
  2. ASimon
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  3. ASimon
    We are pretty new at this, too (in for a year now). One thing we wish we had known was to be prepared for illness and injury. Put together a little first-aid kit (maybe do a little research first - everything we have so far has been built up from necessity: rubber gloves, ky jelly, syringes, guaze with tape, betadine solution NOT hydrogen peroxide! ) and to find out what your resources are should something go wrong (are their vets in your area that are familiar with backyard flock care, for example.). Get a bottle of food grade DE from a farm supply store (good for fly control and for chickens to dust themselves to prevent infestations). That's all I have for now...oh, and don't feed them suet. We had one die from our lack of knowlege :( Hope that helps!

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