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Chicken layer feed, know a better price?
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New member and 1st time "mother hen" here with 16 girls just beginning to lay--so exciting!  The whole experience has been fantastic, but even with kitchen treats now and then, I'm amazed at how much…Continue

Tags: price, crumble, layer, feed, chicken

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Jordan Feb 27, 2013.

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My hubby, 2 kiddos and I are loving the whole chicken experience! Been at it a few years now and can't imagine not having chickens or their yummy eggs. Currently have two elevated coops each with a large run. We recently started a 4' x 4' garden and are thrilled with harvests of sweet basil, various tomatoes, sweet peppers, chili peppers, jalapenos, zucchini, and several varieties of squash. Chicken poop "tea" has made everything so lush and deep green. Additional garden sections are underway.
 

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Laura & Peeps replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick. in the group Micro Livestock
"Update Thursday morning... We have four happy little chicks!  We lost two (that first one and then another was discovered dead in the run), so the hatch was six out of eleven eggs.  Mom was clueless, so we had to take over after the chicks…"
Jun 19, 2014
Jennifer Wadsworth replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick. in the group Micro Livestock
"Unfortunately there are some hens who will attack their own chicks.  If this is the case for your hen, it would be wise to move the eggs to a safe place to finish hatching.  Remembering which hen is a bad mother and not letting her hatch…"
Jun 15, 2014
Laura & Peeps replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick. in the group Micro Livestock
"Update, Sunday morning... At an early morning check, one more egg was starting to hatch.  The hen was pecking at the egg, making a hole in the egg and hurting the chick inside.  We took the egg away and the chick is now fully out of the…"
Jun 15, 2014
K. Neil replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick. in the group Micro Livestock
"I know how you feel.  As much as I may sound casual about the losses, I hate finding the bodies (old or young).  I always get excited seeing the new chicks (and ducklings, as I have a variety of birds) and feel very sad when I realize one…"
Jun 14, 2014
Laura & Peeps replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick. in the group Micro Livestock
"Thanks, I feel a little better.  Still anxious for the other chicks.  Losing a feathered friend is always a heartache and I just want to do everything I can to swing things in a positive direction.  Appreciate the advice! I'll…"
Jun 14, 2014
K. Neil replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick. in the group Micro Livestock
"I let my hens hatch their own eggs because I prefer it to brooding them myself.  I think the babies are healthier in the long run and they get out in the yard much sooner--mom knows what to do to keep them warm and protected.  However, it…"
Jun 14, 2014
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Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick.

We have a clutch of eggs on the verge of hatching.  We came home today to find one hatched chick dead, so sad!  It was in the nest, squashed flat by mamma hen.  This is our first attempt at hatching and the hen doesn't seem to know what's up either--her first time, too.Anyone have some advice on how to go about this?  We plan to check frequently, but are afraid to remove the eggs or the hen from the nest, as we don't have an incubator.  The hen is in a smaller coop, separate from the rest of…See More
Jun 14, 2014
Laura & Peeps replied to Holly Lewis's discussion Silver Laced Wyandotte has swollen head and face - help! in the group Micro Livestock
"We had a similar problem with eye/nose swelling and discharge plus wheezing/sneezing. Dosed with antibiotic using a kid's medicine syringe. Also dosed with vetracin liquid (spelling?) both internally and directly in the eyes. Took a few days to…"
Jan 9, 2014
Victoria Jordan replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Chicken layer feed, know a better price?
"Thank you.  Will email him now."
Feb 27, 2013
Scott Brown replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Chicken layer feed, know a better price?
"Victoria Here is the email address for the treadle feeder maker.  He might have some in stock.  orders@farmandgardencarpentry.com Hope this helps Scott B www.phoenixorganicfeed.com ;"
Feb 27, 2013
Victoria Jordan replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Chicken layer feed, know a better price?
"Thank you.  I contacted Western Ranchman and they were out of them.  I will also check the Stock Shop (closer to me also)."
Feb 27, 2013
Scott Brown replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Chicken layer feed, know a better price?
"Victoria A guy in the Organic Chicken Feed Wholesale Group posted an ad on the facebook page a while back for treadle feeders.  His name on facebook was "beer burro."  I tried the craigslist link, but it was no longer…"
Feb 27, 2013
Ananda Holman replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Chicken layer feed, know a better price?
"I have seen them for sale at The Stock Shop at 6615 W Thunderbird Rd. "
Feb 26, 2013
Victoria Jordan replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Chicken layer feed, know a better price?
"Do you know where I could get a treadle feeder.  Know they are plans but I am not the handy type."
Feb 20, 2013
Scott Brown replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Chicken layer feed, know a better price?
"Cutting food supply after an hour might work, but my guess would be that your chicken may appear to be out free ranging all day, but they probably return to the coop and eat for couple minutes throughout the day.  Cutting their feed would make…"
Feb 20, 2013
Karis replied to Laura & Peeps's discussion Chicken layer feed, know a better price?
"I pay about $17 for conventional feed (2013), although I found a brand I really like that has (less) processed by-product ingredients in a conv.feed. i get it at Pet Club and I can't think of the name right now...I will look when I can…"
Feb 20, 2013

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