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Hungry chicken?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Gomez Mar 8, 2015. 2 Replies

I have a chicken that acts like she is starving. I buy16% laying feed, cracked corn and meal worms. They get fed every day and always have water. Is there something else I should be giving them? The…Continue

 

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PCM replied to PCM's discussion Found eggs in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Thanks! I'll look that up."
Apr 14
PCM replied to PCM's discussion Found eggs in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Thank you, this helps"
Apr 14
PCM replied to PCM's discussion Found eggs in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I'll try this."
Apr 14
Brenda Wolfenbarger replied to PCM's discussion Found eggs in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"There's also a great Facebook page for local chicken keepers..."
Apr 14
Brenda Wolfenbarger replied to PCM's discussion Found eggs in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"If you want her to lay in a nesting box in the coop, keep her in the coop for a few days. Make sure it has privacy - we stapled cloth napkins in front of ours to make "curtains". Several of the eggs are probably ok, especially if they were…"
Apr 14
Amy Hathaway replied to PCM's discussion Found eggs in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"She may be broody (wants to be a mama). With the temps climbing past 70, you might not want to risk this after one day."
Apr 14
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Found eggs

My best layer has been hiding her eggs behind a rose bush. I have a two part question.1. Why won't she use her nest 2. How long are eggs still OK to eat if they have been out in the yard? I've made her a couple of different types nests in different places I  her coop but she gets out and lays in the yard.See More
Apr 14
PCM replied to Lindsay Rose's discussion Anyone on the west side? in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Too bad about your neighbors. People have misunderstandings about chickens. Maybe they're afraid you will have roosters. Hope you find someone close to help!"
Jan 2
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Victor Gomez replied to PCM's discussion Hungry chicken?
"Sand and gravel is necessary for proper digestion as that is what a bird often uses to grind in their insides to facilitate digestion. If they feed where none is available they do not flourish. It is good you are noticing a difficulty they are going…"
Mar 8, 2015
Debby S replied to PCM's discussion Hungry chicken?
"Could the cracked corn be a GMO product she's reacting to? Just a thought; I know nothing about chickens but that they can taste good."
Mar 1, 2015
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Hungry chicken?

I have a chicken that acts like she is starving. I buy16% laying feed, cracked corn and meal worms. They get fed every day and always have water. Is there something else I should be giving them? The other hens don't act like her.
Feb 26, 2015
PCM replied to Nancy Denker's discussion Coyotes in Nob HIll in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I guess I better start closing the coop door. :-("
Jan 31, 2014
PCM replied to Nancy Denker's discussion Coyotes in Nob HIll in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I live close by. I didn't think I had to worry about coyotes this far in the city. Can they jump a 6 ft fence?"
Jan 30, 2014
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Local Food Festival and Field Day at Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Boulevard SW

October 13, 2013 from 11am to 4pm
Come enjoy the 2013 Local Food Festival and Field Day at the Historic Hubbell House in Albuquerque’s South Valley Oct. 13. This year’s theme – “Returning to the Land: Planting the Future” – focuses on celebrating our present-day New Mexico local food producers, and cultivating the next generation of New Mexico growers. Attendees can expect to see young farmers and school-aged gardeners front and center involved in many festival favorites – live music, kids’ activities, workshops and more!And…See More
Oct 10, 2013

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