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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bettyhalliwill, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. bettyhalliwill

    bettyhalliwill Just Hatched

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    First of all my name is Betty and mt brother told me about this place and I'm beginning to love it.
    I am curious on what all foods I need to feed my Chickens and need to know what breed of chickens
    I have.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Betty, nice to have you join us!
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chicken Obsessed

    Hi Betty. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    What you need to feed partly depends on age as well as other factors like if you free range or not.

    I have a mixed age and gender flock. So I personally use a Flock Raiser that has 20% protein and 1% calcium. I provide oyster shell on the side free choice at all times for the layers. And they help themselves to whatever they find in the garden or on the land. I do not provide grit because they can get plenty of that from their free range environment. [​IMG] I also ferment my feed and highly recommend it if you have the time and energy. The link in my signature line will take you to some frequently asked questions and quick facts about it.

    I stay away from corn and scratch as it is kinda like a candy bar. But people generally recommend not more than 5-10% of the daily ration.

    Everybody has different ways. Sumi gave you good links to check out.

    Glad your brother pointed you in our direction! Hope you enjoy BYC as much as I do. Lot's of wonderful, friendly, caring and knowledgeable people here. [​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Betty. Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you could join us, and I hope you make yourself at home here!
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] You have been given some great advice so I will just say enjoy BYC and best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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