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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.
Yes .... that will be me tomorrow morning if I don't get some SLEEP tonight!
i really want these but I am not aloud to set up the incubator........
SSsoooo many times!!! But you have to remember, I work ambulance... so I see the end result of Stupid.... frequently!!
I finally got My coop all done and the girls are settled in their new home. I used some old plant holders there were using in their old coop. This coop is nicer warmer. i used see through roofing to let natural light in , and to let them see the night sky. and who knows maybe get a roo one day for a little star lit romance. There a little door on the side to let them out of the coop. But I need to build a fence first so they'll be in house for the next few days to get used to it. AND one of these girls lays a brown egg. Haven't figured out which one yet. LOVE this picture!
I work with a person who fits this description every day. Beats me how she passed the test to get the job.
Does anyone here have Barnevelders? The original brown not the blue. I don't need them right now just looking for the future.
When do you start giving chicks other food or grit and things? They are 2 weeks old and are just getting the crumbles. Thanks for any help!
you can give them grit. however make sure it is chick grit. large pieces may get stuck. you can also wet the food to a paste and let the birds eat that with no grit.
I am just new to all of this. I want make sure I have happy and healthy chickens. So any information from people with as much knowledge as everyone on here is greatly appreciated! Thank you!!
We began giving ours 'treats' when they were little, things like scrambled eggs, chopped up raisins (till they were a few weeks old, now they scarf them up whole in a split second), rinsed canned corn, finely chopped lettuce and broken up meal worms (dried or live, depending on what you have available)
The treats helped them learn that people mean good things and we were just careful that it didn't replace their chick food and what we were giving them as treats were high protein or good nutrition.
We kept chick grit in a bowl in their area and allowed them to take it as they wanted. But ours were raised on a mix of sand and sawdust, so they got a lot of grit in the process of digging for scratch with their mama also.
We used bird seed (18% protein I think, or maybe 20? can't remember off hand) that didn't have any large pieces in it as scratch in their pen area. It kept mama and babies busy and again, was done in moderation to prevent it from ruining their appetite for their regular chick crumbles.
They don't need treats, but they do seem to enjoy variety and are always quick to come running when they see us near their coop now... so it makes us happy too!