food for my flocks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by selgirl3, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. selgirl3

    selgirl3 New Egg

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    i have 3 baby chickens well there kind of big as you cn see there 5-6 weeks old i think nd dont know where i cn find cheap chicken food for them ? any suggestions . i also wnt to know if its bad to wet them like talking them a shower with water. ? i need help [​IMG]
     
  2. angel8035

    angel8035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to go to a livestock supply store and buy CHICK food. And yes, it is very bad to get them wet. They need to be in a warm, dry place.
     
  3. selgirl3

    selgirl3 New Egg

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    oh thankss and really? i should stop getting them wet then ? do they need showers ? or no ?
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Generally speaking they require water only to drink. The bathing issues they might have are going to be met by rolling about in dust / dirt.
     
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  5. selgirl3

    selgirl3 New Egg

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    so i should just stop wetting them ? because they do rub themselves in dirt alot
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, stop wetting them. The "rubbing in dirt" is also called "dust bathing" which is how many birds remove foreign materials like parasites from their feathers.
     
  7. selgirl3

    selgirl3 New Egg

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    ewwww lol didnt know that but thanks for the info ! [​IMG]
     
  8. angel8035

    angel8035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since you are new at chickens, I recommend you click the "learning center" link at the top of the page and read up! There is a lot of good info on this site. Chickens require a bit of work and special care in order to thrive, and it sounds like you want to do right by them. Good luck...
     
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