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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ricschicks, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. ricschicks

    ricschicks New Egg

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    Just got my first pullets, barred rock and golden wyandote, and was wondering if I need to add any supplements to their feed/water?
     
  2. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they and what feed are you giving them?
     
  3. ricschicks

    ricschicks New Egg

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    They about 6weeks old. Feed them Start-Grow Crumble and cracked corn.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    At six weeks old I wouldn't be giving them any cracked corn as it's not doing them any good. Some finely chopped green feed once a day (any of the edible greens will do), but only about as much as they'll clean up in fifteen minutes.

    If you've got them on shavings or some other type of bedding that can get matted down then about every other day you might sprinkle something like rolled oats over it to encourage them to keep it scratched up and fluffy in between cleanings. At six weeks they are still chicks and don't need a lot of treats or anything else.
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I agree, the chick starter/grower should have all the nutrients they need. Interact with them, if you can, and feed them from your hand. Makes them more friendly!

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