Corralitos CA new chicken gardeners

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gailgroves, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Gailgroves

    Gailgroves New Egg

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    Hi! We are new BYC readers as well as chicken moms in Corralitos CA near Santa Cruz. After moving to the country, we got 6 chicks a month ago. 3 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Americaunas or "Easter-eggers". Got a coop, which is already too small, so now building a run with a top. (me, 1 spouse, 3 orps, 3 Americaunas, 2 Swedish Vallhunds, a Mini Cooper and a Prius)

    Is there a list someplace of what food scraps ARE safe for chickens to eat? We don't want to give them any dangerous treats. So far, we gave them small bits of raw veggies, lettuce, small cantaloupe half, strawberry tops with hulls, cut up apples.:D
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. I believe there is a treat list in the "Feeding and Watering your flock" section
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  3. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Gailgroves, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us. There is a saying I've read on BYC that says '"if it won't eat chickens, chickens will eat it." Not sure how accurate that is. I've read, for instance, that potato peeling that still have some green on them can hurt your chickens. So, I'd check out the links from Kevin565 and Red Barn - they know their stuff! Good luck to you!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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