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SG6

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« on: September 28, 2008, 16:00 »
Probably if I read articals/threads elsewhere I will find the information but simply do not have time.
Friend keeps chickens, about 6 I think, no sure of the type/breeds.
I found out 2-3 days ago that they went into hospital about 4 weeks back and a neighbours daughter is looking after the chickens (as best I know at this time).
Quick visit to the house and the chickens have water and food.
Questions:
Will they be all right on the pellets all the time?
What alternatives could I go buy for them to be fed, in addition to the pellets?
Do they require a lot of sand or whatever to dig around in?

Any/all other simple information/advice gratefully received.

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 17:19 »
Hi SG6. The pellets contain everything a chicken needs but they would thrive better on some greens as well. They would also need some poultry grit to grind it down.

As long as they have a constant supply of pellets and clean, fresh water, they will be ok.

Are they being cleaned out and getting fresh straw/shavings do you know ?

And do they have access to a secure run ?

Rob 8)

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 17:32 »
They don't need much:

Pellets
fresh water
greens if possible
grit and oyster shell (they don't NEED this if they are only eating pellets)
dust bath (big box with dirt in is fine)

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