Wyandottes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wyandotte103, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Wyandotte103

    Wyandotte103 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting Silver Laced Wyandotte's and have never owned chickens before. i need some serious help, and any helpful information that i could actually glean something from would be AMAZING!!

    Thanks in advance,
    Chloe[​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I own 2 SLW and they are great. For starters you will need the basics and this is for chicks.

    Feeder
    Waterer
    Brooder
    Heat lamp
    Bulb for the lamp
    Bedding ( pine shavings are best)
    And obviously feed. Which should be eather medicated starter feed or non-medicated.

    I also recommend you putting apple cider vinegar in their water. (2-4 tsp. To a gallon of water)

    If you are getting grown hens you will need the same but not the heat lamp and a coop not a brooder. Depending on where you get them from you have the option of getting the vaccinated.
     
  4. Wyandotte103

    Wyandotte103 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I figured out that I will get them around February 21!!
     
  5. gino100

    gino100 Out Of The Brooder

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    What does the apple cider vinegar do?
     
  6. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Sweetly Silkies

    Sweetly Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^^ it worms them


    it sounds like willowbranch already helped on chick necessity. [​IMG] but for wyndottes, they are very friendly, but dont lay much. [​IMG] so if you are looking for egg layers, wyandottes are not the breed for you!
     
  8. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -love our Wyandotte! We have a GLW. -super sweet bird! -and, she lays quite well (and about the same time, daily). We average 5 eggs per week from her. She doesn't lay the large brown eggs (like our Comets). They, however, are a good size egg.
     
  9. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like my beautiful SLW and I would certainly get more, but I must say that she is the meanest of my girls to the younger ones and the slowest in maturing. At six months she appears no where near laying. She is not at all aggressive to people, though not overly friendly either. Her beauty makes up for her lack of personality.
     
  10. Wyandotte103

    Wyandotte103 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love to watch this thread
     
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