Cali mama needing help / kids/ grain free chicken eggs/ will raise my own when i can . Please help:)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eva76, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Eva76

    Eva76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys, Joining from Mission Viejo,CA, currently visiting Big Bear lake ( San Bernadino County). Current conditions are not allowing me to raise my own chickens but i hope that can change later in a year on next year. I grew up on a farm as a kid, and we had every animal that you can think off and the eggs were absolutely delicious.

    Due to my son`s allergies, i am having a hard time finding chicken eggs that come from grain free chickens.

    Would you happen to know of Any local resources, private farmers etc?

    Same goes for duck eggs.

    Please let me know if anyone of you can help.

    Big thanks.

    Eva
     
  2. Eva76

    Eva76 Out Of The Brooder

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    ...i cannot edit my original post but-free range chickens...eating bugs and scrapes and veggies., potatoes ,..freely roaming around

    My son has grain allergies and corn and soy.

    Same for ducks and geese...
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Eva, Welcome to BYC. Type 'California' in the search bar at the top of the page. Several Cali. threads will appear, and perhaps someone there can help you. Good luck.
     
  4. guineapeeps

    guineapeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you thought of Guinea fowl eggs? They eat a very high protein diet. Mine live on mostly bugs, ticks, grasshoppers, and crickets (during the time of year when they are plentiful here in Iowa). During the winter, when bugs are in short supply, they eat a higher protein poultry food. Overall, Guinea fowl eat far fewer grains than chickens, so you may want to check into it and see if it works for your son. As a side note, their eggs are the size of a small to medium chicken egg, but are much more rich and flavorful and they have very hard shells, so they would probably ship relatively well if you had to have them sent to you.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Eva. I hope someone can suggest something that will not aggravate your son's allergies.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Eva and welcome to BYC. You have some great advice already and i wish you the best of luck.

    Cheers
    CT
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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