diet

  1. Nolagurl1956

    Watery poop

    Morning. Not sure where I should post this inquiry??? One of my hens has liquid poops with just a little soft stool. This has been going on for at least a week. My apologies I haven’t been able to find the right forum where this is discussed. Les, the Silver Wyandotte, has an average diet...
  2. What you need to know before you get your parrot.

    What you need to know before you get your parrot.

    To start, I love parrots. I am from Australia, the land of parrots and have grown up seeing wild cockatoos and lorikeets. I now have parrots of my own, all natives; cockatiels, a budgie, princess parrots, a bourke's parrot and currently three crazy galahs I'm fostering. I love having them and...
  3. FrostyWind

    Can an insectivore only eat Black Solider Fly larvae and survive?

    Hi Good Day I'd like to know if Insectivores could eat only Black Solider flies or they need a variety of different insects too? Like birds that only eat insects like a Wren? Can they survive from only eating black Solider fly larvae? Thank You
  4. chubybubby

    I have taken in 3 abandoned chickens

    Hello my name is daisy. Im now, as of today,going to care for 3 chicken hens my step dad abandoned. At our house. He is no longer living here with us. Soo I've decided to join this group in order to learn about information that will help care for the hens. Care as in their health, feeding ...
  5. MountainWoman73

    Dietary supplements for blue eggs

    I have two one year old EE's who lay blue-green eggs. Like many colored egg layers, their eggs started out with beautiful bright coloring and over the last year they've gotten lighter. Some days they look white instead of blue. I know this can be related to age, diet, or stress. They're not...
  6. emu6200

    10 day old Emu chick diet

    Hi I have a 10 day old emu and for now, I'm feeding it emu starter chick pellets mixed with spinach and kale. I feed it a random amount until it gets full or stops eating, but how much emu starter pellets should I really be feeding it at 10 days old? Should I add more fruits or vegetables along...
  7. johnwesleybarke

    Red Legged Partridge (Chukar) orphans

    I came home 3 days ago and a Red Legged Partridge was 'waiting' outside our duck pen. She had about 10 chicks with her. They were so tiny. I think they were hatched the same day. Then I left them alone. Today we came home to find her outside out back door and she all the chicks under her wings...
  8. R

    Yearly shots for dogs with seizures

    I have a Schipperke (M) 7 yrs old. I also have a 8 yr. Rescue (m) . My Schipperke Started his 1st seizure about 3yr old. They got really bad. He was having 3-5 each week and were very long (25 min.) The Vet gave him some Meds after several tests and did nothing! I also didn't like the side...
  9. Chullicken

    Egg Stuck...

    One of my hens, RubyRuberton, has had egg binding for about a week now. Her vent seems to have a bulge so that's good I think as she's managed to move it slightly. I have given her Tums bits, Salt Bath, Secluded and given Electrolytes to her water. She wants to be active and is still eating well...
  10. Thechickentrainer1999

    Feeding cheese

    What age can I start feeding my baby chicks cheese? My older hens go absolute crazy over it and that's the main food I trained them with when they were young. When I say feed them cheese, I'm talking about only 1 shreded piece at a time broken into 10s per bird. That together is only about 1...
  11. Kimberlass

    How to use brewer’s yeast / oregano / eyebright

    Hey everyone! I have a chicken who just developed what I believe is water belly. After some research, I want to try adding some things to her diet. Buuut...aside from knowing brewer’s yeast, eyebright, and oregano are good to try, I’m not really sure how to introduce them. Can I mix all of it in...
  12. TriciaChickens

    Broken Eggs 35% of the Time - WHY?

    Hoping that some insight can come from this knowledgeable group! I have a small (2 girls ) flock. One is a New Hampshire Red and the other is an Ameraucana. About 35% of the NHR eggs are broken. I don’t think she is pecking them since there is lots of yolk. I also have porcelain eggs in the...
  13. S

    Avi-vital vitamins as a preventative

    hey guys I bought Avi-vital vitamin booster for my flock with the intention of giving it to them occasionally as a vitamin booster in their diet. My girls eat a 15% protein seed mix, plus free range and food scraps. Usually plenty of leafy greens when I have them. I have no reason to...
  14. gvlclay

    New to raising chickens...starting from “scratch.”

    Hello. I’d love to learn how to raise healthy chickens in my backyard. I’m building a coop on Wednesday and buying my first four chickens. I reside in North Central Florida and I’m just beginning to plan and design a backyard chicken coop and habitat to gain organic eggs and have the proper...
  15. G

    Blue Eared Pheasant losing feathers

    Hi All, I have a trio of Blue Eared Pheasant and the condition of their feathers are really bad. They have little to no feathers around the neck/chest region as well as very few on their back. I have a number of other pheasants and their feather condition is perfect so I don't think it has to...
  16. Table4Six

    Your Chickens' Diet- Do you supplement with greens?

    This thread is for sharing and learning the best ways to add variation to your chickens' diet by supplementing greens, especially when free-ranging is not an option. Share your expertise and what works best for you: how often you provide greens and what do the chickens like best.
  17. Sussex123

    Feeding Wheat to Poultry

    Hi, I am after a cheaper alternative to having poultry for feed and I can buy wheat and / or barley at a very cheap price per ton. I was wondering if I could give it to my pekin ducks, muscovy ducks, saxony ducks and sussex chickens as their only diet from my. I would give them probably about...
  18. castrbl

    foul smelling light stool

    my hen is healthy, happy, and full of energy. but the past 24 hours her poo has been nasty. its on the normal poo chart and she has had poo like this before but it typically is caused by something she ate and it goes away after a while but it hasnt. its light colored and is half solid half not...
  19. Kris5902

    Chickens eating eggs

    Firstly, these are not my chickens, and I don’t agree with their husbandry. I am trying to convince the owner to let me take over their management. There are 8 Red Sex link layers and 1 Columbia rock in a 6x8 foot dog pen with a 2x6 nighttime coop at the top of it. One sex link went broodyish...
  20. Sussex123

    Quantity of food for Muscovy Ducklings to Duck

    I am looking to start raising muscovies but was wondering how much I need to feed them (in grams) meaning for instance (completely made up) 1 day old 100g and then 1 month old are 200g so on so forth until they are adults. Will Muscovy ducks eat corn, sunflower, mealworm, fish, watermelon and...
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