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Starting Flock Over

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TheFruitLoops, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. TheFruitLoops

    TheFruitLoops Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have been reading for a long time but haven't actually registered until now. I had a exsisting flock of mixed birds for 5 to 6 years. After that i decided to go to a small flock, something like a hobby flock. :p

    So I bought 6 baby EE's from a Mt. Healthy hatchery. Supposedly pullets. I ended up with 2 roosters and 4 pullets so I found homes for the roosters, as I am not allowed to have them and now I have a small flock of 4 Easter Eggers.

    These babies are nearing 9 months old. They are very large, healthy birds. No mites, lice. Very red in the face. They are SUPER flighty so I haven't been able to test the squat thing. But they have a ton of interest in their laying boxes.

    Not one egg yet. :(

    I feed them a mix of layer and cracked corn. (Mainly did the corn in the winter and I am phasing that out.) I give them a ton of scraps, greens, etc. They get meal worms and some scratch as a treat, like one or twice a week. Tons of fresh water.

    I asked a chicken friend of mine and she suggested add Calf Manna, yogurt, garlic powder and cayenne to the mix. Should I do that?

    I really just want a small flock of healthy birds that lay consistently...I could live on eggs and it's killing me that I still have to buy from a store lol.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Lin.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015
  2. TheFruitLoops

    TheFruitLoops Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump?
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    The garlic and cayenne pepper are useless as a chicken feed, that is unless your flock is bothered by Werewolves. Yogurt and Calf Manna are sort of, kind of one and the same thing. Calf Manna however does a chicken well and it is easier to feed without the mess and waste of yogurt.
     
  4. Chicken Cabins

    Chicken Cabins Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck it shouldn't be long.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2015

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