I am new to raising chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by msamalvarado, May 13, 2011.

  1. msamalvarado

    msamalvarado New Egg

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    My name is Sam and I am relearning about chicken raising. I grew up with chickens many, many years ago. We have just brought home three 10 week old girls. One Americana, and two Rhode Island.
    I am wondering when I can introduce the gals to greens. I am getting mixed reviews. Some say they are too young, and others say....go for it. May day.....I need your help.
     
  2. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 week old chickens can eat anything they can get their beaks on. (within reason of course. There are things a chicken should never eat.) Make sure they have access to either dirt or grit to keep their crop clear, and let em have the greens!!! Just make sure they get a balanced crumble or pellet feed as their primary diet.
     
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  3. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! You have come to the coolest place on the internet for chicken knowledge.

    I started with chickens last summer and the people of BYC have been great. This year I have tried hatching and buying chicks for even more chickeny joy. Please visit my BYC Page for my blog links that you may find informative or amusing.
     
  4. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greens are fine at that age. I think the main concern would be not feeding them greens with too much calcium in them but so long as you're not dumping in a whole pile they should be good! Heaven knows, I spoil my girls rotten.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. awesomefowl

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    You can give them greens. They should be fine.
     
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  8. Desert Rooster

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  9. Jessie66

    Jessie66 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi and Welcome [​IMG] from Canada!
     
  10. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    [​IMG] yes give the little one's a snack!!!
     

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