Newbies for raising chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Melissa Klopp, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Melissa Klopp

    Melissa Klopp New Egg

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    Loving our chickie-poos! No health issues and limited treats(veggies and egg shells) to twice a week. Plus the store bought freed for laying chicks. What is the best handmade chick foods for 6 week old chicks.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Young chicks do not need egg shell or crushed oyster shell. That is something for laying hens. Chicks(and roosters) have no need for additional calcium it can cause kidney damage .
    Chicks should be on chick starter. Only laying hens should be on layer food for that reason. They need calcium to build strong shells. Little chicks do not.
     
  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. Melissa Klopp

    Melissa Klopp New Egg

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    What are the best herbs to help keep the coop smelling better and that does not hurt the chickens. They are 12 weeks now.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Maybe try searching "deep litter method" for your coop and see if you may wish to try that - almost odour free.

    CT
     
  8. Melissa Klopp

    Melissa Klopp New Egg

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    Thanks bunches. We only have 6 girls...but anything will help. What kind of herbs can I use to help it smell better too and the chickens can eat the herbs too.
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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