winter chickens health

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dumplingirl, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    hi I don't know a lot about chickens and it is getting cold so does anyone no any food or treat ideas.....I have 24 no roosters also how do you hatch eggs without roosters.....
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  2. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your girls are laying they should be on a layer feed diet. I think to give my flock scratch, cracked corn, or sunflowers in the afternoon when the days turn colder ti help with body heat and warmth. As for eggs, no rooster means no fertilized eggs, which means no hatching.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    If you want to hatch eggs and do not wish to add a rooster to your flock your only option will be to purchase "hatching eggs" from someone who does have a rooster and, therefor, fertilized eggs. You can buy hatching eggs from private sellers or through many hatcheries.
     
  4. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you very much
     

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