need info on chicken food,care, boxes

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  1. tara2

    tara2 Out Of The Brooder

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    what kinda of snacks and meat and food all around do you feed your chickens? what are some great ways to care for them in the winter and summer time? how are curtains suppose to work on nest box's?? thanxs for all the great info im sure ya all will provide me..
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine Nutrena Laywise.
     
  3. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed pen pals egg layer. Snacks and treats just once a day enough that they will gobble it all up in a matter of minutes. Scratch out in the run area(DE out there too) they eat the scratch and DE at the same time. Depending on weather where you live as to how to care for them in smer and winter. Here in Florida they have adequate shade and sometimes fans on them when it is real hot. Winter not a whole lot. Cover open wire with tarps to keep the wind off them and plenty of hay in the coop to keep warm. Hope this helps.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    As for treats, stop by our Treats Chart as to what you can feed and what not to feed your birds. Make sure it only compromises 10% of their diet, or once a day and what they can clean up in about 10 mins...https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

    You can hang or tack curtains over your nest boxes so that the birds just slip through the center. I use them on my boxes to prevent egg eating. The boxes are dark, the birds can't see the eggs and are less likely to mess with them.

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of great info on all the aspects of keeping your birds happy, healthy and safe...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. tara2

    tara2 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes I have thank you... i just wanted to get other chicken people's point of views.. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    TwoCrows has given you some good advice!
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I feed most of my chickens a quality layer feed, which is sometimes supplemented with mealworms or other small treats. I also feed my roosters and a few hens a higher protein gamebird grower feed to help them grow plenty of nice, shiny feathers and maintain condition.

    Caring for chickens throughout the year is pretty simple. In the summer, you just have to make sure that they have some shade to lay in and always have fresh water available. In the winter, the most important ways to keep your flock healthy are to provide plenty of bedding and feed, minimize drafts, and ensure adequate ventilation. The worst threats to chicken health are cold wind, predators, and unsanitary conditions.

    I've never heard of using curtains in nest boxes, or if I do, I unfortunately do not remember. However, Two Crows gave you some good advice on the topic. I would be sure to check out the Learning Center, too--it has lots of great information on various aspects of chicken raising.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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