Lots of questions!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by owedixo, May 15, 2016.

  1. owedixo

    owedixo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had Easter Egger chicks for 3 days now. I hatched them my self [​IMG]! They are 3 days old and I am feeding them chick crumbles. How much longer should I feed them crumbles and switch to chicken food. And what can you suggest for treats? And my development has a rule that you must have a farm management plan in order to have chickens? Does anyone know what that is?
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should feed chick starter for 8 weeks or so and grower until roughly you see the first egg. Some feeds are grower/starter, so you can stick with the same one. Some people with existing flocks have to do it a bit differently, but no reason to if you're just starting out.

    Ask your development for a sample plan to get what kinds of things they are looking for. Likely has to do with manure management, odor/noise control, etc.
     
  3. owedixo

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    Ok what could I use for treats?
     
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    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. owedixo

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    My development would really care about a plan, can you give me any advice on what to say to convince them?
     
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    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask your development what other people have presented them or what exactly they are looking for.
    Without knowing what your development wants/needs in your plan, not much we can do to help you with your management plan.
     
  7. owedixo

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    Just called my development! I'm presenting them with my plan and asking to keep chickens on June 14! Wish me luck!
     

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