Diffrent foods

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LUCIANCOCKFIGHT, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. LUCIANCOCKFIGHT

    LUCIANCOCKFIGHT In the Brooder

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    is it good to give chickens Chitons,hermit crabs

    And what other things can i give to my chickens as proteins and vitamins
    Cause i want them to grow natrually without any of theses injection pills or consumable processed things
    Also for the baby chicks aswel
    I know i didnt have to say baby chicks cause chicks are already a baby hen
     
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  2. pineapple416

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    Crushed oyster shells or crushed egg shells are a great source of calcium especially for laying hens. Not sure if chickens can have hermit crabs...it should be okay though. You can give them electrolytes in their water, I use a kind called Rooster Booster from time to time. Just free ranging and eating lots of greens like grass and clover is very healthy for them too. You can also give them grit, this is especially important for young chicks that aren't outside because they are not eating any rocks. Chickens naturally eat little rocks to help them grind up their food in their gizzard.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    I would not use chitons or hermit crabs unless freshly killed or alive. Try fish, even trash fish.
     
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  4. rjohns39

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    I concur with fresh or alive and in moderation. It's recommended that fish products not exceed 5-10% of diet.
     
  5. LUCIANCOCKFIGHT

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    I usually blend vegetables,eggs,1/2 a table spoon of sugar and salt,garlic,onion,green and ripe bannana in the blender then mix the blend with the store bought feed (pellets) and then i mix in oats and cornmeal and mix it all together and store it in the fridge for them and give them some every other day so i was just wondering if theres anything i should add or remove in this type of feed

    Someone told me bout potatoe plant leaf
    The green banana is usually uncooked
     
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  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Salt and sugar not needed. Diet is loaded with carbohydrates. Protein may very well be too low even for Aseels if the pellets dilluted too much. What weights of the ingredients? I assume the banana and vegetables are wet weight.
     
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  7. LUCIANCOCKFIGHT

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    Yes they are i try to add a little more pellets after i have completed mixing everything together as to not allow the food to be to soggy and to maintain the nutrients which is already in the pellets
    But if u have any suggestions on what else i should add into the mixture i would love to read it i would sumtimes add fish and blend chicken and put it in as well

    They seem to love it especially the chicks they would sumtimes leave a bit of the store bought food behind but no matter how much i give them they would gobble it all up so i wanna be 100% sure im giving them everything they need
    And its not just like a child liking candy
     
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  8. LUCIANCOCKFIGHT

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    I will give the electrolytes a try the cage is cemented at the bottom to prevent predetaors from digging into it and then i filled it with dirt and sea sand into i make sure each cage has plenty of tiny rocks in it the just have to do what the naturally do to get it
     
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  9. LUCIANCOCKFIGHT

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    I would like to know what is the best dewormer that can be given to game chickens and how often i usually.give them ivometcin

    I noticed that the corners of my breeders eye is white watery and triangular
     
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  10. LUCIANCOCKFIGHT

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    I have been posting and asking for help and u guys have so far been very helpful and i havent even said anything about my self so i will introduce myself
    I am Deklan Cotter
    I am from st.lucia
    I have been raising my own chickens from the age of ten
    I had to save my own money to take care of my chickens and stuff
    I am currently nineteen of age
    I currently have 9 pullets 3 cocks and 6 3 weeks old chicks and as of today i own 2 ducklings
    All my chickens are gamefowls
    I try to raise them as natural as poosible and only give them dewormer or antibiotics on if really needed
     
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