newby from Pleasant Grove Alabama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cmarlowdrive, May 11, 2016.

  1. cmarlowdrive

    cmarlowdrive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time chicken owner here. Learning so much.
    I recently rescued 4 banny hens and purchased 6 assorted standard chicks. They are teaching me how to take care of them.
    Still getting to know them. Each has their own personality, but, they all love to eat.
    Mine seem to love shredded yellow squash, zucchini, celery, broccoli, watermelon, etc. They especially love the grubs and black beetles I find in the garden. They are crazy for crickets and live meal worms.
    After reading some of the posts here, I am worried I am not providing enough protein for them. They get the age appropriate feed, but, I am thinking I need to break out the tuna and ground beef. Not clear.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] If you are feeding a balanced commercial ration, they are getting enough protein. Treats should make up no more than 10 % of their diet.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sourland speaks the truth. Chicks are like kids - they would prefer to eat candy (bugs,treats etc) than their regular nutritious feed.
     
  4. 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
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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