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    How much human interaction do my hens need?

    I visit my Chickens 4 to 5 times a day, to open the coops, check for eggs, give Scratch Grains, let them out to Free range an hour before sunset (weather permitting), and close coops and pens after sunset. Frosty my Barred Rock hen wants me to pick her up every time I visit. After she gets her...
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    What's the temperature where you are???

    Mostly Cloudy, breezy and 37 F at 11:58 am. GC
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    Check this egg yolk out:

    Are you in a cold climate? Could of froze outside or in the refrigerator if stored near the airflow. I would eat it. GC
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    Chicks

    Just wanted to add (like Braves06 said) that the Laying Pullets/Hens need a Calcium source when fed a Starter Grower feed. Around here it's Oyster Shells.. GC
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    Chicks

    Medicated Chick Starter around here has Amprolium as the active ingredient. I fed my laying hens the Medicated Start & Grow (after their Non-Medicated feed ran out) when I got day old Chicks. It's safe to eat the eggs from Pullets/Hens fed a Medicated feed with Amprolium. I did! The Hens got...
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    What's the temperature where you are???

    Breezy and 38 F. Real feel 19 F at 5:45 am. GC
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    What's the temperature where you are???

    Yeah, the warmer weather is coming here tomorrow. Thanks for sending it eastward. GC
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    New brand by Purina? Homegrown Layena?

    This is an old thread, started nine years ago. Some original posters may not be active members anymore. But I will give you my opinion. The Home Grown is the Bargain brand from Purina, like Country Feeds is to Nutrena. I won't buy either because they don't contain Pre and Probiotics. I don't...
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    What's the temperature where you are???

    Morning. Yea it's cold. It has been above average temps for a couple of weeks. Then bam, winters back. GC
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    What's the temperature where you are???

    Sunny and 18 at 10:47 am. GC
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    What's the temperature where you are???

    Amazing! Colorado at 70 degrees in February. Clear skies, slight breeze and 10 F at 6:10 am. in CT. GC
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    What's the temperature where you are???

    Clear skies 23 F. Real feel 7 F. Low of 8 F forecast tonight. GC
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    Hens look horrible.....

    My first Flock was 5 Golden Comets. I raised them on 18% Start & Grow feed till they started to lay at 16.5 weeks. I then switched to a 18% layer feed by mixing with the Starter feed over 2 weeks. Around the age of 1.5 years I switched to a 16% layer feed and feather picking started around 3...
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    What's the temperature where you are???

    Sunny, breezy and 27 F. Real feel 15 F at 8:03 am. GC
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    What's the temperature where you are???

    Rain and 42 F at 1:48. GC
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