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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrsthickchick, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. mrsthickchick

    mrsthickchick New Egg

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    Hey there, just figured I would pop my head in and say hi! Im new to the world of chickens. I have had my chickens now for about 2 weeks . I have not taken away one egg as of yet.( they have layed 5) I feel like i am robbing them of being mothers also I heard leaving them there in the nest is the best way to encourage brooding. I have been surprised already by how much they eat! they are very hungry all the time! I would like to make sure they have a variety of foods. I am using crumbled feed and treats . I also am putting orange peels in there for them . I heard many chickens love them. Any suggestions please let me know. .......also , My chickens will let me pick them up but the rooster is not happy when I try to pick him up but he will come close when I call to him. the farmer I got them from says I should pick him up by his wings and pull them together in the middle. I think that sounds and looks cruel. I really need another way.....that one wont work for me. My conscious wont let me do it.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  3. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol I just grab our roo, making sure I hold both wings down to his sides as to not break them or any feathers ;)
    Welcome to BYC from Utah ^^
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  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    Scraps from the kitchen will work a treat for gikving them something nice to eat, my chickens love bits of leftovers after we've had steak for dinner, for example. It sounds weird, but they love it. :p

    As for picking up your roo, just make sure his wings are pinned to his side, then he'll be much easier to hold onto. If you can't actually catch him, perhaps lure him closer with some food? Just careful he doesn't peck you, some of my less willing hens have had a go at me when I tried to pick them up. :lol:

    Good luck, and enjoy the site! :D
     
  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Fluffballs

    Fluffballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG] I know chickens love sunflower seeds if you want to feed them that.[​IMG] Have fun with you ladies and gent! [​IMG]
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
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