Feeding Advice Needed

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AndyRVTR

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« on: November 08, 2008, 17:57 »
Ok.. so the shed is nearly finished.. I have found my reputable chuck supplier.. The run will be completed for my chucks in the next week or so...
So now I need some advice form all you hen experts.
At what times should my chucks be fed, and how many times a day should they be fed?
I work Mon-Fri and pass my allotment around 7:15 on the way to work and again when I am going home around 17:00.
In the Spring I guess it wouldn't be too much hassle as the light nights will be here, but at the moment it gets dark around 3.30 and I guess its way to late to feed as the chukcs will be getting raedy for bed... wont they?
Thanks in advance.

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AndyRVTR

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008, 18:03 »
ooops... I think I put this in the wrong place...  :oops:  can it be moved... maybe to the HenHouse section??

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 19:28 »
Your wish is my command!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Vember

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 19:40 »
Hi Andy

I tend to feed mine when I let them out(pellets) & then again about 3ish (corn) :)
I suppose a way round this for you would to buy a food hopper that you could leave filled up all day for the hens :? But just put pellets in it :?

Something like this would be ideal :D There are other firms that sell them that was just the first I found :lol:
http://www.flytesofancy.co.uk/henhouse/Super_Poultry_Feeder_Hopper.html
So long it has a rain guard  to stop the feed getting wet through it should be ok

Sarah

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008, 19:54 »
i will be buying one of these within the next few weks to go under my new waterproof shelter .

scary going out in the allotments when its dark i have to do mine an they are in for 4 pm each nite .

mine are fed at 6 am when i let them out for the day , roll on spring  :lol:  :lol:
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AndyRVTR

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2008, 20:08 »
Quote from: "DD."
Your wish is my command!


Thanks DD  :D

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AndyRVTR

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 20:33 »
Quote from: "Vember"
I suppose a way round this for you would to buy a food hopper that you could leave filled up all day for the hens :? But just put pellets in it :?

Sarah


Thanks Sarah... one question though... why no corn?

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Vember

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2008, 20:52 »
If you fill 2 feeders 1 corn & 1 pellets to leave all day, you'll come back and the corn will be empty and they wont have touched the layers pellets :D

Well mine wouldn't  :lol:

Sarah :)

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AndyRVTR

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008, 21:05 »
What about a mix of layers pellets AND corn... would that work?
Sorry to sound so thick... :oops:

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Vember

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008, 21:06 »
It might do :?
They're not daft though, they will pick out the best bits  :lol:
And you don't sound thick  :x  

Sarah :)

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AndyRVTR

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2008, 21:15 »
Lol.. thanks Sarah... Ok so.. if i fill the hopper just with pellets... when would i feed them the corn... i'm guessing first thing in the morning in a seperate feeder... would that work ok?

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Vember

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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2008, 21:22 »
Corn is best fed at night, the wheat helps keeps them warm overnight.
So it's tricky :?
The only thing I can think is you put a bit in the coop with them at night, and take it out when you let them out in the morning :?
Maybe you could have one of those automatic cat feeders in the coop set to open at 3pm :?
Other peops might have a better idea :)

Sarah :D



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