Feed for silkies

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by henney penny, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you all feed your silkies?I want them to have the best feed so they will stay healthy and look good.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I feed my silkies the same feed as all the other chickens...but I'm weird and mix my own feed!

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  3. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a white silkie, dont give them feed that has Marigold in it because It will tint them a yellow color
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did not know that,is there marigold in any of the chicken feed?I do have white ones
     
  5. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get your feed from TSC I'd check to package. Some do... We get ours from a local feed store and they dont put it in the mix I use. I was just told this a while back by a friend. just passing it along. [​IMG]
     
  6. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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    I plan on feeding game bird layena purina which is 20% with animal protein. I will give them a can of tuna or mackerel every week too. I hear this makes them look awesome! Ohh I will also give them manna pro show conditioner.
     
  7. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a bag of the mana pro conditioner and none of my chickens would eat it so I mixed it in with the feed so they would get some of it,.I`ll try the tuna and mackerel,thanks
     

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