Starting Flock Over

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

  1. TheFruitLoops

    TheFruitLoops In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2015
    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.

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015
  2. TheFruitLoops

    TheFruitLoops In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2015
  3. 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 In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2015
    NE Texas
    Good luck it shouldn't be long.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2015

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