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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RipperRoo15, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. RipperRoo15

    RipperRoo15 New Egg

    Mar 7, 2016
    I Just Gotten my first pullets ever! RED SEX LINK i heard they were high egg layer and you don't need a rooster that true .

    I am very new to Rasing chickens so i have 3 day old chicks and there doing great
    any advice and info on the breed would be great also other than store bough chicken food what is a good homemade ration for them can you give them oats corn etc? what can and cant they have? can they eat vegetable like lettuce or kale?

    i have 9 chick to be exact i live on a 2 acre farm I see a lot great plans for coops .... how to you figure what a good size coop wood be to build?

    one more thing what is the best fencing to use to keep out predators? i was told to dig down a dig and put wood in the ground cover it up all they see is fencing it to keep foxes out. does it work?


    new mamma hen

  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. A roo is only necessary if you wish to breed chickens - all hens will lay regardless of the presence of a roo. With regards to fencing, I'd suggest reading the "predators and pests" in the forum section and the coop build design and construction section.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area ( In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
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  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    In addition to their regular feed, here is a link to healthy treats chickens can have:

    Keep in mind, that treats should not make up more than 10% of their daily intake, otherwise, just like kids and candy, they will fill up on treats and not eat what's good for them.

    I'd hold off on giving them treats until they are a couple weeks old and then be sure they have grit available to help the chicks digest them.

    Enjoy your new chicks and thanks for joining us!
  5. RipperRoo15

    RipperRoo15 New Egg

    Mar 7, 2016
    thank you
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hens are quite happy to lay eggs without a rooster harassing them. They will be perfectly find eating eggs. If you want "fertile" eggs that can hatch into chicks, then you do need a rooster's participation.

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