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Old 10-13-2012, 10:08 AM   #91
3lilbubs
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Re: Chicken Moma chat thread. Share, Q&A, all things chicken! <3 October <3

Hilary I'm so sorry. We have cats here and I'm always worried that they'll try to take one but the rooster scares them off.

Sarah, YAY for babies!!!! And poor Ray.. ouch! As for the feed, my girls are going nuts on it too. I have my 8 young ones that aren't laying yet. The cold, and lack of garden/weeds/grass for them to munch is making them extra hungry too. What I've kinda been doing to temper their appetite and give them xtra calcium and greens is alfalfa. You can get a bale and just let them pick at it for entertainment but I got the big sack of compressed cubes and I soak probably about 10 cubes in a bucket and then toss it out for them to peck at. The days I don't do that I notice a huge difference in how much they eat of the pellets. It also makes their eggs taste really good. If you have access to cheap or free pumpkins, get lots of those too! They love the seeds, they'll eat the whole thing to get to them.
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