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very excited big girls !!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by loupan, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. loupan

    loupan Chirping

    Nov 24, 2011
    Well i brought some wheat for my big girls today to have as well as there layer mash, first time they have ever had it and i have to say they went mental they absolutly loved it ha ha ha it was like a kid being given lollies [​IMG] so funny bless them and they looked up at me as if to say thanks mum and then carried on gobbling it up [​IMG].My question though is how many times should you give them wheat or is there no limit ?

  2. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Songster

    Apr 7, 2011
    Well wheat expands in their bellies therefore they shouldn't have alot of it. I mean having it as a treat is wonderful but twice a day isn't really recommended just because it does expand. [​IMG]
  3. whoaitsmike

    whoaitsmike In the Brooder

    Oct 14, 2011
    So I'm really afraid of over-feeding my chickens....especially because i'm eager to test out treats....is it possible to overfeed them?
  4. loupan

    loupan Chirping

    Nov 24, 2011
    I have an automatic feeder for my chickens layer mash so they just go to it when they want it generally in morning after they have layed they go for a drink and feed and then in the evening before they fo to bed there routine consists of preening themselves then having a feed then a drink then off to bed its so super cute [​IMG] then just as it gets dark i go out and say good night to them it sounds crazy but i have done it ever since they were a day old and they always reply [​IMG] ,the weat im gonna just give them in a tub once or twice a week would that be ok ? Oh and regarding over feeding i dont think you can they tend to only eat what they want well my do anyway [​IMG] just manage the amounts of greens you give them becouse they can get the runs
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    We used to feed our chickens wheat along with their layer mix, but eventually stopped because they used to eat all wheat and nothing else. [​IMG]
    Although it did come in handy when we ran out of mash and the shops were closed up for the weekend. [​IMG]

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