Chicken tips wanted

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken1328, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have 2 chickens any extra tips for keeping them very happy both are laying fed on layers pellets corn as a treat and mule works is that diet ok
    New to chickens lol
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome!!! :frow

    Keep a bit of oyster shell around for them. They take it as needed (calcium). My birds go nuts over mealworms, too!

    What is mule works??

    Best of luck to ya!
     
  3. chicken1328

    chicken1328 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi ment mule worms and will get some oyster shell tomorrow thanks
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. There is an excellent article on feeding chickens at different ages at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/feeding-chickens-at-different-ages.html that should answer any questions you may have about feeding your chickens. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    You might want to tie some treats up just where your flock can reach them. Also, I’ve heard of people who tie an old CD or DVD to the run or coop celling so that it dangles. on it. Mirrors work great too! Chickens love to ring and play with toy bells too.
    Your compost collection can soon become a chicken paradise. Take them your leftover food and scraps. They also love to peck at seeds and love to find them in the grass and dirt. It will keep them busy for hours. Additionally, chickens will happily devour your weeds. Some weeds even help prevent health issues in chickens, especially weeds like dandelions.
    Let them take dust baths and roam around too.
    But the best way to keep your chickens happy is by giving them love and showing them you care.

    Glad you joined!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Make sure to give them lap time, if they are so inclined. Some like to tell you how their day has been. - also like brightly colored balls they can push around, some real tree branches to roost on
     
  7. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Especially lap time!! They will tell you about their day!!
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    If you pay attention to chickens, they will tell you what they need. Go sit with them and interact with them. They will stalk you for the rest of your days if you bring some goodies with you occasionally. Give them things to do as Mountain Peeps has suggested. I have mirrors, ladders, places to jump up on. Give them a place to dust bath like a giant plant pot full of dirt. Seed pecking blocks, hanging cabbages, ect..

    And enjoy them! Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    You've received some good advice already!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    The above posters have given you some good advice. Enjoy your chickens! [​IMG]
     

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