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    Lonely Chicken

    Thanks for the advice! We got 4 young chickens and our older hen has taken them under her wing. The only issue we have had is her not allowing them to eat sometimes, so we are working on adding more feeding areas.
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    Feeding mixed age hens

    I hate that the game warden has everyone scared. They don’t do much here unless there is a complaint or dead/injured animals left behind. Hopefully he has moved on!
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    Lonely Chicken

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    Feeding mixed age hens

    We have ordered an electric fence and motion sensor; putting up motion light tomorrow. We are reinforcing the coop and limiting areas bears can grab onto the walls. Seriously considered building a cinder block coop. I like the nails idea so we may add some. Unwelcome mats if we need to. Haven’t...
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    Feeding mixed age hens

    Will the pullets avoid the oyster shell since they don’t need it?
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    Feeding mixed age hens

    Oyster shell just for the laying hen? We have fortified the coop and have heard the 250 pound bear was killed by hunters nearby so hopefully he was the only one. Hoping to get an electric fence. Thank you!
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    Feeding mixed age hens

    We lost all but 1 chicken to a bear attack and have just added 4 pullets, 7 weeks old. If I’m remembering correctly, they should be on growers feed while my adult laying hen should be on layers feed. How do I handle the different feed in the coop until the pullets are laying?
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    Lonely Chicken

    That makes sense. Thanks so much!
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    Lonely Chicken

    Thank you for your advice! I was worried they might gang up on her.
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    Lonely Chicken

    Thanks for the advice!
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    Lonely Chicken

    Okay, thank you!
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    Lonely Chicken

    We lost all but one of our golden comet hens to a bear attack over the weekend. After we fortify the coop, we need to get another chicken or two to keep her company, I know they don’t do well on their own. Would it be best to only add one in this case? We had issues trying to add one to our full...
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