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Jade23

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food help
« on: August 14, 2009, 11:39 »
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hi we had our first egg yesterday (u probably saw the post!) sooo exciting!!  :tongue2:
Our pekin bantams are in a run in the mornings and free range in the garden for most of the afternoon, have them on growers at the mo, now we have an egg do i need to move them on to layers or is this bad for the others? :unsure: They are all 20 wks (3 pekins and 1 bantam wyandotte) though the one that has laid has a lovely full comb and the others combs and wattles are still at various stages of growth?  All help v greatfully received  :)
and also thanks everyone for all your help so far, i have loved reading your posts and looking at your pics :D
Owner of 1 messy husband, 2 messy boys, 2 dirty dogs, 2  smelly cats and 4 little bantams!

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chickenlady

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Re: food help
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 11:48 »
I would get them onto layers asap as they have everything they need to produce lots of lovely strong eggs! i always start mine on layers pellets at about 15-17 weeks!

Debbie
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Re: food help
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 11:53 »
I would get them onto layers asap as they have everything they need to produce lots of lovely strong eggs! i always start mine on layers pellets at about 15-17 weeks!

Debbie

many thanks Debbie, will put some in their feeder now, i am also going to start doing meals! rather than food all day now, is this right?

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009, 12:03 »
The advice on here is we give them free access to layers pellets all day then give greens and the odd treat later in the day! in the winter they love a hanful of corn about an hour before bed to keep them warm  :DDebbie

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Re: food help
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009, 12:07 »
Also in winter I give mine warm porridge mad with water - they love it  :D
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: food help
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009, 12:41 »
Shhhh!  ??? dont tell my girls that they will start expecting that too!  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 13:05 »
thanks again all.   ok layers all day and corn and or greens in the afternoon, mine are mad about meal worms,  are they ok as a treat??  :unsure:

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009, 13:14 »
thanks again all.   ok layers all day and corn and or greens in the afternoon, mine are mad about meal worms,  are they ok as a treat??  :unsure:

they are fine but only a few each as i think the high fat content if given in excess can damage liver or kidneys! cant remember which?  ???

Debbie



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