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DLagorio

  • Joined Nov 2012
Natural Chick and Chicken food.
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:44:39 am »
Hi,

i was just wondering if anybody know what natural food chicks can eat without giving them pellets? i fed my previous hens: corn, rice, wheat and grains, peas, vegetables to peck at and  ground egg shell or oyster shell for calcium. Those hens were damn tasty and made brilliant eggs, really deep orange yolks - they were so good.

Can chicks have the same?

And are there any natural foods you can give  for worming? i hear garlic water works but not sure how true this is

cheers

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Natural Chick and Chicken food.
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 05:15:19 pm »
A lot of the taste is in the breed DLagorio. The more expensive pellets contain all that you need plus vitamin supplements. Chicks are a problem as they need small stuff and much more protein, as their digestive system isn't very efficient. I would stick with good quality unmedicated chick crumb, put them on quality rearers pellets and change the diet to what you think makes them tasty just for the last 4 weeks.

 

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