What is a good balanced chicken diet????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mystery Peepers, May 7, 2009.

  1. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are only 5-6 weeks old. But I would like to be prepared. I would like to know what a good balanced chicken diet consists of? How much of things need to be in it, what kind of supplements I need to feed them, ect.... If anyone could post a list or give some pointers, I would appreciate it! Also, can you feed chickens, snails?

    - Tennessee Gal'


    4 leghorns(I think), 2 black Australorps(I think),
    (1 rooster,3 hens) (2 hens)
    1 crazed dog, 1 cat, 4 kittens, 3 snails, 2 hermit crabs, a phantom mouse, a potential beef cow, a possible horse, a few wild, deer, turkey, ducks, red tailed hawk, and a VERY happy wipperwill......wipperwill......wipperwill......[​IMG]
     
  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Are you going to let them free range? If so you shouldn't need to supplement their feed. And chickens LOVE snails.
     
  3. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!
    No, I wasn't planning on letting them free range. They'll be in an old dog pen I'm turning into a run and coop.
    Glad they like snails.....we have three HUGE ones in a tank now,...hum...

    -tennessee gal'
     
  4. Swbuda

    Swbuda Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I read on the internet, they can get RINGWORM from eating snails! Check it out and be careful.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW! [​IMG] that's really weird considering my little sister AND my great aunt just got over ringworm! Can chickens get lymes? (yes, we have LOADS of ticks!) Thanks ALOT for the warning! But, I just fed my chickens a snail this morning. [​IMG] I didn't stick around to see if they would it though. [​IMG] Well, I'll know for next time!! [​IMG]

    - Mystery Peepers
     

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