New to BYC, Been Raising Chickens for About 7 Years... HI!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChiknLovnGurl, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. ChiknLovnGurl

    ChiknLovnGurl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    My name is Shelby. I live on a 10 acre farm in Southern Oregon with 6 chickens, 5 dogs, 4 horses, 2 cats, and 2 ducks. I love animals of all kinds and try to have a holistic approach to raising and caring for them. I feed my dogs and cats raw, homemade food, the ducks and chickens get TONS of table scraps herbs, I always have fresh or dried herbs in the nesting boxes because they smell nice, help the hens lay eggs, act as insecticides and have many other health benefits. I make the chickens and ducks fruit and herb popsicles that they love, all the time.

    I would love to see pictures of your pets, chickens, coops, or runs... :)

    ~Shelby
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Shelby. Glad you decided to join our flock. Just be careful regarding the amount of treats you give your chickens. Treats should make up less than 10% of their total diet. Commercial foods are specially formulated to meet their nutritional needs. Too many treats (especially starchy ones) and their lay rate will drop off and they will get fat and unhealthy. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  3. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello Shelby! Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Shelby! Welcome to BYC! Yesterday when I was trimming back the mints I was wondering what to do with all of it. I have bags & bags already dried for tea. The chickens don't really eat it. So, I was going to throw it in the compost. Now I will dry it and put it in small amounts in their nesting boxes. Great advice! Thanks!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. jgfetter

    jgfetter Out Of The Brooder

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    :welcome
     
  7. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad you joined! Feel free to ask questions or give advice[​IMG]
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your birds!
     

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