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  1. Meat Chickens
    Hi, So I'm in possession of a lot of cheap and bulk soybean meal, and want to know if I could somehow use it as a bulk substitute (Like 50%+) for my feed instead of maize. Will it be a problem having such high protein meal as a bulk. Is there a way around it, and could you please elaborate on...
  2. Feeding & Watering
    I have a question out there... I have had to pen my 17 hens up who were free ranging in a 45 x 50 area along with also a very large coop are since a fox killed 4 of my hens in a months time. Our dogs did get one of the foxes but they are sly. Anyhow when the ground thaws out in the spring we...
  3. General Chicken Discussion
    Hi, since I am pretty new to having chickens I was hoping I could get some feedback on what you feed your flock when you have roosters. I have read that the amount of calcium in layer feed can be very bad for roosters. So would it work if I kept them on grower feed and just kept a dish of oyster...
  4. Feeding & Watering
    Forgive me if this has already been posted elsewhere, but I have searched and didn't find much. I have jumped into the fermented feed world! But I may have jumped in with my clothes on, no life jacket and weights tied to my feet. What resources do you all suggest for learning about...
  5. Beginners Forum
    I'm doing the research before starting my flock, want to have my "ducks in a row" before jumping in. The thought was to raise chickens, with the bonus that I could avoid all the GMO garbage. (My husband and I are doing better health-wise since eliminating much of that Monsanto-inspired...
  6. Products / Feed / Coops
    A group of local backyard chicken farmers pooled their feed volume together to obtain wholesale pricing on USDA certified organic feed for chickens and many other livestock feeds. We have been distributing feed for 18 months as of this date and have room to accept new farmers who want to save...
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