Hi Folks!! from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dinesh.chan, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. dinesh.chan

    dinesh.chan In the Brooder

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    Just starting to raise chickens this year in my backyard. Currently they are setup in my basement waiting for better weather and for me to build a coop.

    5 chickens - 2 Lavender Orp, 2 Ameracauna, 1 Spitzhauben - no idea about the gender.

    have raised mixed backyard chickens when i was a kid in India - Ok i did not raise them. they were always there in my grandparents place. I just chased them around ;)
     
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  2. dinesh.chan

    dinesh.chan In the Brooder

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    Also., i gave the medicated starter feed till it ran out. (the lady who i brought the chickens from was kind enough to give me a box - lasted for ~2 weeks). But I fermented a mix of hulled sunflower seeds, hulled pumpkin sides, seasame, Wheat grout, millets, split peas, red lentils and moong dal - have been giving this since 2nd week they got here.

    also got a box of Hagen mutivitamins for birds - that i mix once every day. The chicken also get grit (read dirt / play sand / construction gravel - that i wash up) . mixed salad greens with ginger / garlic / coriander / turmeric / carrots - also offered once a day.
     
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  3. dinesh.chan

    dinesh.chan In the Brooder

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    Box is the "hotel" box for the chicken, when I clean their other rubbermaid box up. That contains a mix of dirt that i changed so far weekly once. Thinking of changing it to pine shavings as the poop is getting larger :D
     

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    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens!

    If you ferment, use chick starter and ferment it. It has the correct nutrition for growing chicks
     
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    Poultry keeper12 Songster

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    Welcome, best of luck!!:D
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Good morning Welcome to Backyard Chickens so are you still in India beautiful country
     
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    Welcome :welcome
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    You can post photos of your chicks at "what breed of gender is this," and they will sort them out for you. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
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