What is it?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by railroader1971, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. railroader1971

    railroader1971 New Egg

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    I have a black bantam cochin that bred with my leg horn. Is there a name for this cross? My orpington hatched it and now I have a very small white hen with feathers an her feet.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Mixed breed...
     
  3. railroader1971

    railroader1971 New Egg

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    OK thanks, sort of like a mixed breed dog. What we call a mut.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  5. railroader1971

    railroader1971 New Egg

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    Getting some white rocks in April. Want to feed them a grain mix that I mix up. What's the best mix of grains to feed them with high protein?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Grains alone will not provide adequate nutrition.
     
  7. railroader1971

    railroader1971 New Egg

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    Saw a mixture of grains and sunflower seeds. Any suggestions?
     
  8. railroader1971

    railroader1971 New Egg

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    And peas were in it also
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The problem with mixing you own feeds is cost and balancing the right nutrients. Unless you are able to purchase and store large quantities of feed ingredients, it's not cost effective. Also, chickens have precise nutrient requirements for healthy growth and development. And many nutrients that are required can not be sourced from plants. The risks of nutritional deficiencies with homemade feeds are serious.
     
  10. railroader1971

    railroader1971 New Egg

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    Any suggestions on feed?
     

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