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Newbe need help! Now what?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chicken Mel, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Chicken Mel

    Chicken Mel New Egg

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    So I decided to buy 4 chicks on February 22nd. I figured I had until September before I needed the nesting boxes. Came home today after leaving the house early and went to check on/say hello to the girls...now there are 3 (one was a he). Well, I almost literally cried! So do I need to switch food..currently on crumble? I just added grit and calcium/oyster shell last weekend because they ate the dust bath. Any advice now that 1 of the 3 is laying would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2016
  2. jpalmatier83

    jpalmatier83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats! Hopefully tears of joy? [​IMG]

    Now what? I'd say probably advance the timetable on getting nesting boxes in.

    3 girls, one roo, and only one is laying? Stay on starter grower feed or all flock. But, add calcium on the side (oyster shell).

    Other than that, be happy!!! It's all coming together. Again, congrats!
     
  3. Chicken Mel

    Chicken Mel New Egg

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    I actually gave the rooster away as I live in Richardson city limits..DFW. They have all started hanging in the coop more. I have nesting boxes, but they have been covered to prevent them from sleeping inside of them.
     
  4. jpalmatier83

    jpalmatier83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Gotcha gotcha. Time to open up the boxes [​IMG]
     

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