Hand feeding

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by roosterjerry, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. roosterjerry

    roosterjerry Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2009
    I started on a small scale free ranging again. After losing three of my hens to a stupid neighbors stupid mutt. I put up a 50 foot High voltage stainless steel razor wire fence with machine gun towers.:cool:just kidding. A four foot enclosure around the run so I can let them out when I'm in the yard. At least it will slow down the dogs enough so I can get my gun(Kidding I would if I could )
    enough time to get the flock in. I have started feeding them grapes they were on sale. So now all but one run up to me every time they see me crying for a grape. The little broody hen (Cutie) jumped up in my lap and stood there till all the grapes were gone:D. So now I have all but one of the new hens eating out of my hands.

  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    That's sweet! My chicks are fully feathered except for a little dandelion down but the only food they'll take from my hand is chick starter.

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