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Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Robert Blosl, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. chicksnthestiks

    chicksnthestiks Chirping

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    Purina Flock Raiser has Marigold extract, on the label it says Tagetes extract that is the genus Marigolds are in.
     

  2. FOGELLY

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    I may supplement with Marigold extract. Feeds like Flock Raiser have no animal proteins. It has been my experience that my birds do better on feeds with good amounts of animal protein.

    Thanks for the input.

    Ron
     
  3. chicksnthestiks

    chicksnthestiks Chirping

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    I agree about the animal proteins, I just like to know what they are are and where they came from. I would love to try some of the non-GMO feeds but there are none close. I like to learn what people use and try different ones to find what works. Maybe plant some sacrificial Marigolds near the chickens.
     
  4. FOGELLY

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    Yes, it is very challenging to find good feeds in this area. Most people around here are happy with laying pellets and scratch.
    We use marigolds in our gardens to repel bugs. We have a generous amount of seeds from several varieties. I will plant some extra for the birds.

    Ron
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. MagicChicken

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  7. Chris Herzog

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    All cleaned up, washed and ready to show!!! We have a little show this weekend a bunch of us from our new club are going to down here in South Louisiana and I'm bringing this guy along for the ride! This pic is a little dark but it was getting late and I took it with my phone.

    This was before he got his bath!


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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Costco here has a kirkland cat food that has sweet potatoes, fishmeal and salmon meal. I give the chickens a coffee mug of it each day. They get the Freedom non GMO, non soy non corn(Natural not organic) along with the cat food works well with mine.
     
  9. NestingHillsSC

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    Here are some updated pics of the Reds I got from Ron. In advance, sorry if there's too many. Just very proud of these.[​IMG]
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    Wow, looking at my spreed sheet, can't believe there 2 months old already. So that makes one of them 10 weeks old. I have 1 older girl he sent. And Ron, she's doing fine!! [​IMG]
     
  10. immyjay54

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    Chris, he looks very nice.Looks like a big boy.
     

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