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what do I need to feed my show chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by texasrangers1, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    i have 12 show chickens and I do not know what to feed them.
    Right now I am feeding them regular scratch and a game bird/show bird mix with some sunflower seeds
     

  2. Big yellow

    Big yellow In the Brooder

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    Well, I know marigold will really bring out the color in there feathers, so you could try that.
     
  3. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    what is marigold?
    which is better during the chickens molt: Feather fixer or cat treats
     
  4. Big yellow

    Big yellow In the Brooder

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    Marigold is a type of flower, And my birds havent gone through a molt yet, so I'm not sure.
     
  5. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    ok thanks

    do you know if I need to give my chickens any supplements
     
  6. Big yellow

    Big yellow In the Brooder

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    Always give your chickens extra calcium in the form of oyster shell. It helps them lay there eggs
     
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  7. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    ok thanks
     

  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There are as many ways to feed show chickens as there are feed brands.
    Most exhibitors I know including myself are feeding a good game bird feed that contains animal proteins and fats in a "mix".

    What are you feeding (breed and variety)?
    White birds shouldn't be fed a lot of extra corn or even marigold because it will give the white feathers a off color.
     
  9. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    I am feeding a little bit of fancy scratch and some show bird mix I added a bit of sunflower seed.
    The types of birds I'm feeding is:
    gold laced wyandotte (3)
    silver laced wyandotte (4)
    Easter eggers (2)
    black Austrolorps (2)
    partridge rock (1)
     
  10. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chirping

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    This thread died but I'm looking for advice too! I'm feeding blue and splash silkies, fawn OEGB and a variety of bantam Cochins.
     

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