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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pachicken, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. pachicken

    pachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone- I just joined but really new to forums, how to get around, etc. anywho have 11 new chickens we have had for 7 weeks now from rural king. They are awesome so far, just completed the coop mansion! They even have a chandelier! My hubby insists we keep them on the recommended food and my son recommends organic.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My opinion is you can't beat organic.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Your coop sounds beautiful!

    In my opinion, as long as their feed is a complete form of nourishment, your birds will be fine whether it's organic or not (others will probably disagree [​IMG]).

    There is a link to some frequently asked questions (FAQ) and tips at the bottom of my post, you might find some helpful site info there.

    Best of luck to you and thanks for joining us!
     
  4. pachicken

    pachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your support!
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the poultry keeping obsession - so glad you've joined us. I am with @N F C on the feed issue -- I look for nutrition first, and have never been one to jump on the Organic/Non-GMO bandwagon - but everyone has their own preferences so what is important is what YOU want to use for your birds.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
    There are a lot of helpful people out there in the chicken world! [​IMG] If you have any questions just start a new thread and ask it it is ok to ask the question on a different thread![​IMG] Its not just chickens you have to talk about you can ask anything from ducks to rabbits you can ask them all and you can say what ever you want! [​IMG]
     
  8. pachicken

    pachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all for the welcoming!! We can't even say we are going to consume for the meat so really using organic really isn't advantageous at this point [​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, pachickens, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Best wishes to you and your flock! [​IMG]
     
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under pachicken [​IMG] Welcome!

    Congratulations on your new feathered family; sounds like they are living the life of luxury!

    Not sure if there is something similar where you are but here in Aus we feed a Certified Organic Coarse Layer Mash which also ticks the ‘nutritional needs’ boxes. I only have 5 x spoiled bantams who do not like the large pellets and this mix has smallish pellets. However, it is one of the more expensive brands. The good thing, because it is certified organic, the mix changes dependent on what organic grains etc are available and in what amount so they actually get a little variety. I notice that sometimes there is a little more or a little less of something in each 20KG bag.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     

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