New in Town

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Junior1, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Junior1

    Junior1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, after visiting this site before we purchased our chickens for information, we have finally decided to become members. We just purchased 14 NH Reds that are about a 9 months old. They are so much fun. You literally just go out to the coop and hang out with them. I had chickens when I was younger but remember very little of the details. One big question we are having right now is what to feed them. As of now we have a mix of layer pellets and scratch. We have been throwing oyster shell and some grit too. Is all this OK?
     
  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Because scratch is low in protein you should use it sparingly as a small treat only. It is a good idea to keep calcium grit available at all times.
     
  4. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    Your chickens' diet sounds fine, just be sure to keep the scratch low so they'll still get the nutrition they need from the pellets. If they've got access to the outdoors they won't need grit as they'll pick it up from the ground, but if they're inside the coop you should provide grit.
    Enjoy the site. :D
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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