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  1. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I closed up the coop last night too, everyone seemed to fare ok then later this am my chicken, who was sick & seemed to be getter better, took a turn for the worse - I seperated her and am keeping a close eye on her...

    So glad your seed arrived, now I just have to figure out when the sprouts are big enough and when the babies can start eating them...
     
  2. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh [​IMG] I'm sending good vibes that she recover completely!

    Let me know when the check comes! Yes, it's time for more research on doing this. Anything for the 'girls'!!
     
  3. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just got the mail, got your check, the extra wasn't neccesary! haven't figured out yet if you feed them the sprouts after 4 or 7 days and still looking to see how old my chicks need to be before feeding them the sprouts
     
  4. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it was...you did all the work and I really appreciate it!
     
  5. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So after seperating my sick chicken and observing overnight...she has "laid" 2 yellow masses and from what I've read here that is a sign of Egg Yolk Peritonitis...trying to figure out what to do next...

    she's eating and drinking and color (and vent) looks better today
     
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  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi GoldDogsMom,
    Lovely pics of your dogs, just lovely!
    Chicks can eat sprouted oats at 1 week old. If the sprouted oats are less than 4 days old, feed them as part of the daily ration. If the sprouts are 4 days old, or older, feed them as a "green feed" supplement to the regular daily ration. At 4 days old, there ia a change in the makeup of the oats. The protein in the oat sprout changes from protein to starch. That's the difference between feeding the sprouts as a feed ration or as a green feed supplement. An adult bird gets one cubic inch a day. Sprouted oats get fed to bowel tolerance. In other words, if the poops get a little runny, just skip a day and them feed less and they will straighten themselves out. No problem. Once one starts feeding sprouted oats, it's easy to figure out the ration. Oats have been scientifically proven to be the very best kind of seed to sprout for birds. Fed as a "green feed". they are superb for bring hens into lay. Fed as green feed, also excellent for bringing robustness to the cock which he passes on to his offspring in more robust sperm.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  7. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Karen

    I will treat everyone with some sprouts today! [​IMG]

    Leslie
     
  8. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi GoldDogsMom,
    Lovely pics of your dogs, just lovely!
    Chicks can eat sprouted oats at 1 week old. If the sprouted oats are less than 4 days old, feed them as part of the daily ration. If the sprouts are 4 days old, or older, feed them as a "green feed" supplement to the regular daily ration. At 4 days old, there ia a change in the makeup of the oats. The protein in the oat sprout changes from protein to starch. That's the difference between feeding the sprouts as a feed ration or as a green feed supplement. An adult bird gets one cubic inch a day. Sprouted oats get fed to bowel tolerance. In other words, if the poops get a little runny, just skip a day and them feed less and they will straighten themselves out. No problem. Once one starts feeding sprouted oats, it's easy to figure out the ration. Oats have been scientifically proven to be the very best kind of seed to sprout for birds. Fed as a "green feed". they are superb for bring hens into lay. Fed as green feed, also excellent for bringing robustness to the cock which he passes on to his offspring in more robust sperm.
    Best,
    Karen

    sorry, 1 more question...the "husk" is ok for the chicks? it seems kinda large, I did give them some and they ate the sprouted part right away...
     
  9. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the instructions Karen! [​IMG]
     
  10. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi GoldDogsMom,
    Lovely pics of your dogs, just lovely!
    Chicks can eat sprouted oats at 1 week old. If the sprouted oats are less than 4 days old, feed them as part of the daily ration. If the sprouts are 4 days old, or older, feed them as a "green feed" supplement to the regular daily ration. At 4 days old, there ia a change in the makeup of the oats. The protein in the oat sprout changes from protein to starch. That's the difference between feeding the sprouts as a feed ration or as a green feed supplement. An adult bird gets one cubic inch a day. Sprouted oats get fed to bowel tolerance. In other words, if the poops get a little runny, just skip a day and them feed less and they will straighten themselves out. No problem. Once one starts feeding sprouted oats, it's easy to figure out the ration. Oats have been scientifically proven to be the very best kind of seed to sprout for birds. Fed as a "green feed". they are superb for bring hens into lay. Fed as green feed, also excellent for bringing robustness to the cock which he passes on to his offspring in more robust sperm.
    Best,
    Karen

    sorry, 1 more question...the "husk" is ok for the chicks? it seems kinda large, I did give them some and they ate the sprouted part right away...

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    It won't hurt them. if they eat it, ok, if not, no sweat.
    Best,
    karen
     

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