"Yeah, Whitney hit it on the head, oyster shell. Make sure you're feeding layer pellets as well. Since it's nearing molt, you can feed them the 22% protein to help with feather growth until they're done, then switch back to…"
"As far as I have read, poultry can be kept in Albuquerque anywhere so long as the limit of 15 is not exceeded, and the limit of one rooster (which unless you want more babies, you don't need and is well worth not having for the headache of…"
"We live in the NE heights and for the first time just this past year I heard coyotes howling by the golf course. Such a crazy experience. So the truth is... they can be anywhere. And seem to be everywhere! JB, sorry about…"
"1) Non-Organic feed, Organic leftovers ;)
2) Onate Layer 22% during laying, 15% during molt, alongside any leftovers we feed them (we're vegetarians and eat organic, so they benefit)
3) About 18 bucks for a 50 pound bag and with 4 hens we go…"
"There is nothing a chicken will leave alone. If it's green, they're going to eat it. :) Your best bet is to fence off whatever garden or plants you have that you want to be able to grow. Then, once the plants start…"
"I've recommended these before and this seems perfect - pinless peepers. I had to get them for my girls and it mellowed them out soooo much. You would only need to put them on your aggressive girls and depending on what you feel is…"
"Hands down Whole Foods. Berry Chantilly is to die for, as it the German Chocolate, as is the Red Velvet, as is... everything. I worked there for nearly a year and gained 15 pounds doing "research" in the bakery…"
"I know this discussion is a few months old but I was at Cottonwood Feed today on Isleta and they have a nice selection of RIR, Barred Rock, Easter Eggers and Buff Orp pullets that should be ready to lay in spring. "
"Are you selling any? we're looking for two new hens and love RIRs. Our chickens are pets and have free range of the back yard during the day (no dogs) and are securely locked up at night to protect against raccoons, which we have in…"
"Thanks Gloria! Awesome to hear that you've got both and to hear the comparison between the two. I think we're going to leave the RIR's out because we really enjoy the mellow nature of our flock. We don't…"
"Among our small flock we have two buffs and one RIR, all about a year and a half. Got the RIR from mypetchicken.com. Even tempered, but prefers not to be held...at all, a little testy is a good description, but omg she is a beauty and lays big ole…"
I've read that RIR's take a bit longer to mature than other breeds, so that's probably why you haven't seen much yet. Coupled with the fact that our hours are getting shorter, you might not see eggs for a…"