My attempt at raising chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jaybee337, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Jaybee337

    Jaybee337 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I started my self sufficient journey several months ago. I did not realize how addictive it would become. I started this out because I wanted a natural Thanksgiving. My chickens drink rain water that I collect and eat a mix of natural diet with cracked corn feed.
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  2. heychickiedoo

    heychickiedoo Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like a nice, big space for them! What kind of chickies do you have?
     
  3. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would you consider a natural diet?
     
  4. Jaybee337

    Jaybee337 Out Of The Brooder

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    Blue Andalusian
    Road island reds
    americanas
    buff arlingtons
    Creole bantams
    Turkeys
     
  5. Jaybee337

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    Vegetables
    Fruit
    Grass
    Seeds
    Meal worms
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Did you research the vitamin, mineral and protein levels that ensure optimal health and are you able to measure and provide them?
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Did you research the vitamin, mineral and protein levels that ensure optimal health and are you able to measure and provide them?
     
  8. Jaybee337

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    Yes. I try and keep track and watch them to see the natural signs if they are lacking something.
     

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