Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,988
    73
    158
    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    when do you start to give them layer feed? when do i change the food from starter?
     
  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    5,517
    38
    278
    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Eww. They need the mash. My flock free-ranges and I still wouldn't resort to feeding them straight up cracked corn. It's only really a treat for them. Besides, cracked corn really isn't much cheaper than the mash that actually has everything they need in it. Feeding chickens just cracked corn would be like feeding your kids nothing but corn flakes... except that the cornflakes have more vitamins in them.
     
  3. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,988
    73
    158
    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    more males? first I've heard that one haha. well I'll get back to you and let you know. we currently have 8 1 week olds. 6 hens and 2 straighruns.
     
  4. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    5,517
    38
    278
    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    3.5 hours one way and 200 miles, plus tolls, lol.
     
  5. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

    6,690
    258
    258
    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    Depends on your birds. Tell me your breeds & I can give you an estimate.
     
  6. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

    6,690
    258
    258
    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    Ouch! If you're over near Lebanon & have a truck you can bring me some skids & I'll pay ya either birds or cash. [​IMG]
     
  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    5,517
    38
    278
    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky

    Oops, more hens than males, lol. Are your's chickens or quail? Coturnix quail are sexable by 2-3 weeks and start laying by 5-6 weeks.
     
  8. beaglady

    beaglady Chillin' With My Peeps

    567
    18
    113
    Jan 19, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    You might be able to get away with that in the summer if your birds free range and can eat lots of bugs and plants. Otherwise, not enough protein to support egg production or growth. Don't do it.
     
  9. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    5,517
    38
    278
    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    That's 2 and a half hours in the OTHER direction, lol.
     
  10. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know I give my ducks mainly the cracked corn WITH oyster shell and show bird all in seperate dishes so they choose what they want. :) I dont remember what we did when we had chickens :/
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by