Hi! New member from CT.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 5hotchicks, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. 5hotchicks

    5hotchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a mom to 4 black australorpes I got as chicks back in April. My hubby and I did study up a bit before taking on this adventure, only to find out that we don't know as much as we thought. Who would ever think there was so much to know in keeping chickens so you can have fresh eggs! We are loving it though but thank goodness for sites like BYC for support! My girls started laying in Sept. and for the most part we get 3-4 every day! First egg was Sept. 1st -----> How EXCITING! I was napping on the couch and hubby woke me and handed me our first warm egg....I was a new mom again! lol I've read the treat list but I have a few questions if anyone can help me out I would very much appreciate it.
    1. My girls love pasta ( orzo, angel hair etc.) how much is to much to give as a treat?
    2. Are pumpkins seeds too big to feed to them?
    3. I've read about giving too much cracked corn and meal worms but I don't know how much is too much of them either!
    Any help like I said, would be much appreciated.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    The total amount of extra food - other than their layer feed - should not add up to more than 15% of their daily calories. Corn and mealworms are high in calories, pumpkin and veggies are low. You can give them the whole pumpkin, not just the seeds.
     
  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, 5hotchicks, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined and so glad you are enjoying your birds and those fresh eggs!! Best of luck to you!!
     
  6. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering.. what are your birds like? I want to get one.
    [​IMG] I'm also new to BYC!
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Just remember chickens are just like children, if you give them too many treats, they don't want to eat their layer feed. thumbsup
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. 5hotchicks

    5hotchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I have new girls and now I have a new family!!! [​IMG]
     

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