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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by buffnfluff, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. buffnfluff

    buffnfluff New Egg

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    I looking forward to learning new tips as well as refreshing my memory on raising chickens. We have done it before some years back and are trying it again. I have read that it isn't good to feed your chickens too much scratch. Years ago when we had ours we would free range them and the only thing else we would feed them was scratch. What are your thoughts about feeding them? Thanks for your answers!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Whilst opinions may very in terms of feed / treats etc, i personally feed my free range flock commercial layers feed, and keep any treats (only millet actually) to a handful a day. I understand that the "recommended" feed system is proprietary feed and anything less than 10% of their total daily consumption.

    I hope that you enjoy your chicken-keeping renaissance.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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  5. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi :frow welcome to BYC!
     
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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] you've received good advice. I believe you should feed scratch only as a special treat and the rest of the time just commercial chicken feed. Good luck to you.
     
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  7. 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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