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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:00 pm 
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Great!! Hope all goes well over the next three weeks. You've done a great job of setting everything up.

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thank you,
I keep you inform,
I have locked up tonight in the coop, and I plan to put a bowl of water in tomorrow with a little seeds. for the first week, then I am thinking during the day I will leave the door open in the second week.


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When i have done this i have found sometimes the broodie hen will go back to the main coop and sit on the wrong eggs, as in whats fresh in there, best to keep her locked up .


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:56 pm 
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ok thank you, she cart get to the fresh eggs, anyway.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:37 am 
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it has been 2 weeks today and she is still conformably on the eggs still


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Good one! Fingers crossed!!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:02 pm 
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Fantastic!

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I was going though my notes, and I found, I feed the chick chook starter for the first 6 - 8 week, I have been told there are 3 stages to feed them, but I can not remember what they are, I remember someone told me to feed them bran when they hatch, and I can not remember when to feed them the main food, can someone give me some guide lines please.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:30 pm 
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Chick starter from hatch. It's a fine crumble so they can eat it without any trouble. I wouldn't bother with bran or anything like that. You can keep them on the chick starter for longer than 6-8 weeks if you want, some keep them on up until 14 or so weeks.

The three grower feeds are chick starter, pullet grower and pullet finisher. However often you won't be able to find the pullet finisher (it's identical to the grower except it's unmedicated). There's no reason why you can't just go from chick starter to pullet grower, and then on an adult feed after 14 or so weeks.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:41 pm 
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so I can start with chook starter,
then adult feed after 14 weeks,


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Use chick starter for 6-8 weeks or until the bag is empty, then grower until about 20 weeks or until the bag is empty. You can feed this right up to POL (point of lay, when their combs redden. ) This might be quite late for chicks which hatch at this time of the year, possibly not until early Spring depending on the breed. - Use medicated feed, reduces the risk of Coccidiosis. 14 weeks is too young for adult feed ( not enough protein, too much calcium and better if they stay on medicated feed for longer).


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sue55 wrote:
14 weeks is too young for adult feed ( not enough protein, too much calcium and better if they stay on medicated feed for longer).

Actually, you're right. I didn't think 14 was quite correct, I think I was thinking of 18 weeks but didn't quite remember properly. Thanks for clarifying!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:52 pm 
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PLEASE PRAY, I HAVE SEEN THE WHEATHER FORCAST AND THEY THINK IT WOULD THUNDER STORM TUE, WED, THUR.

I AM PRAYING IT WON'T BECAUSE I HAVE HEARD IT COULD STOP THE CHICKS TO HATCH.

but who can trust the forecast, because it was spouse to storm last week and it never happened,

pleeeeeeeeese don't storm


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Old wives tale - just make sure that everything is water proof and that the wind won't cause anything to bang on the pen and scare the hen.

Good luck with the hatch.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:12 pm 
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ok thank you, I thought you might get a laugh


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