Please help with feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by roxyanddutches, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. roxyanddutches

    roxyanddutches Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok guys i am new to backyard chickens and I need to start a feed can anyone tell me how.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    What are you looking to know...how to make your own feed? Ferment feed? Grow fodder?
     
  3. sumatra lover

    sumatra lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try the egg layer pellets and some purina scratch grain. My chickens love that and they also get many treats:) I have free roamers and they eat absolutely everything!
     
  4. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 I do the same thing.
     
  5. lovingmyhens

    lovingmyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have out crumbles mixed with oyster shell but since they free range all day they barely touch the crumbles. I also give morning treats which consist of anything and everything left over including the leftovers from the school lunches-I take zip bags when it is time for my kids to leave and usually fill 3-4 bags. I freeze some for the weekend. Sometimes I soak it overnight in milk. They come running when I open the back door!
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Need to know how old all your chickens are.

    I use Flock Raiser for everyone, even the chicks (I don't use medicated), and have oyster shell on the side for the layers.
     
  7. lovingmyhens

    lovingmyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are around 25-30 weeks old
     
  8. lovingmyhens

    lovingmyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about all my Texan friends spending this day alone. Keep busy and know that tomorrow is another day and the holidays are nearly over. Hugs:hugs
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    My chickens, ducks, geese and genies all eat together as they free range from morning till dusk and I feed most everything off the table except meat and this consist of rice veggies some fruits cracked corn and chicken crumble oh and a three way feed ..........


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