Hello from Jasper Ga.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by homeschoolmomof1, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. homeschoolmomof1

    homeschoolmomof1 New Egg

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    Hello everyone! We are new to chickens and have just started out with a few Rhode Island Reds (25 LOL) that I got for Christmas. My husband said that most men would be in the "chicken coop" for buying their wives chickens and supplies for Christmas! Not mine. I was so excited when my babies arrived. He did alot of researching before making the purchase, however, we are still learning and would welcome any suggestions! One immediate question I have is this. We are feeding the chicks Manna Pro chick starter. Do we need to add grit or crushed oyster shells as well?
    Have a blessed day!
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! This is the place to be if you have poultry. [​IMG] You'll love it here!

    Yes, you can add the grit if you'd like. It helps them digest their food (since chickens don't have teeth! [​IMG]). I'm not sure on the oyster shell... I think maybe you'd wait on that until they are older and closer to laying, since the calcium helps with strong eggshells. But to be honest, I've never fed my girls either one. They free range and never needed any.

    Good luck with your new babies and ask any questions you have! Remember: The only stupid question is the one that remains unasked. [​IMG]
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to byc I'm glad you joined. Its great here. [​IMG]. [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. homeschoolmomof1

    homeschoolmomof1 New Egg

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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes and info!
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] neighbor, from Fannin County! We're about an hour north of you.


    No oyster shell for chicks right now--that is only for laying hens. [​IMG]
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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