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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by axiseve, Aug 5, 2014.
Hello and Welcome To BYC! He looks like a Silver Laced Wyandotte, very pretty boy!
You could post clear closeup photos of him at "what breed or gender is this." It would be easier to make out details if he didn't have chicken wire in front of him. It's always good to offer a front view showing comb, and a standing view (like your done) but, a clearer pic. would certainly help
Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
I'm not for sure that's a SLW. You may try posting here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
Hello there and welcome to BYC!
Very beautiful rooster what ever his breed is!
Welcome to our flock!
Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I agree with Kelsie2290, it's a Silver Laced Wyandotte rooster (rose comb, yellow legs, and all). Please feel free to ask if you have any other questions. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
How important are the crushed oyster shells? What do they do other than give a source of calcium?
Based on everything I've ever read about crushed oyster shells, calcium is the only nutritional need that they provide. Unless you have laying hens, you don't need to provide crushed oyster shells at all. In fact, an excess of calcium in chickens younger than 18 weeks can actually cause kidney damage.
Oyeter shells also help digestive tract if grit isn't readily available or supplied in coop raised chickens, no so much wiht free range or semi free range, but should really only be provided to laying hens, not growing chicks