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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mandelyn, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I went to a swap today, telling myself I was just looking. Came home with a pair of Bantams though, so they're the start to the re-start of the hobby.

    Getting home, I set up a temporary free range area with a giant dog crate minus the bottom, cleaned out the old dog house (4x6, insulated, closing/latching secure screen door and all!) for night time.

    Then was like... "Huh, I guess they need food". Feed store long closed, no ride anyways since hubby has the car.

    So I went online shopping and got 2 bags of showbird feed, and a waterer (they keep flipping the water bowl I gave them) and it'll be here in 3 days. How convenient! Right to the door, $4.99 shipping.

    In the meantime I've crumbled up bread, sliced up some veggies, cooked an egg, broke up the shell. Tossed in bugs when I found them during the outdoor cleaning. They ate this vine I HATE which I was real happy about, and they found it on their own! Also tossed in some clover and other weeds I recall my previous chickens eating.

    They're "roosting" on some sticks I put in the cage, but I don't think I can get a roost into the doghouse by tonight. There was a nest box in there already... LOL... an old metal cooking pan with hay already in it, so I left that just in case.

    But I had no idea you could order feed online! Almost ordered chick starter too, but don't want to get ahead of myself.
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you order from?
     
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Randall Burkey Company, never used them before, but they had 5lb bags so that shipping wasn't so bad. They do have a special on shipping any size item though. It's better feed than what the nearest feed store offers, which is a choice between corn, chick starter, or layer pellets.

    I got feed for showbirds, gamefowl, and "other" fowl, seemed fitting since it's just two game-type Bantams, and 50 pounds sure would last a LONG time.
     

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