Lot to learn in south Al.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrcockerel, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. mrcockerel

    mrcockerel Out Of The Brooder

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    Finally got the coop and 6 hens and a rooster now to keep em healthy look forward to picking your brains.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. AmyJoyChix

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    Sounds great what kind of chicken do you have?
     
  4. mrcockerel

    mrcockerel Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read in here that some people like the higher protein for their hens like the game bird . They said that it makes the eggs really BIG. My question is is that gonna cause the hens a problem having such large eggs? I've read about prolapse vents ?
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, mrcockerel, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you here! The BYC crowd is here to help! Have fun with your birds!
     
  6. AmyJoyChix

    AmyJoyChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Well you don't want to have too big of eggs but some protein won't hurt them. I mix mine with some protein and scratch so they get both.
    Plus I give them kitchen veggie and fruit leftovers corn cob and they love it. They give flavorful eggs.
     
  7. mrcockerel

    mrcockerel Out Of The Brooder

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    I have barred rock and Rhode Island Red and I'm currently giving a complete pellet by purina and some scratch I've only had them since last fri . As of today they've lain 28 eggs is that about what I should expect?
     
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  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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