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Hungry chicken?
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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Gomez Mar 8.

 

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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
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
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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
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
PCM replied to Emily Bracken's discussion Selling Chicken Eggs in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"My girls are moulting so no eggs for about 2 weeks now but they've been laying since January so I can't complain."
Sep 20, 2013
PCM replied to Emily Bracken's discussion Selling Chicken Eggs in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Someone put up a flyer at work and I know she had several replies (I was one of them).  Your girls are still laying?  Lucky you!"
Sep 20, 2013
PCM replied to Nancy Denker's discussion Are free range chickens safe around cats? in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I used to have a chicken that would roost in my neighbor's tree (she got over a 6' fence).  We would have to go knock her out of the tree with a broom. "
Jul 12, 2013
PCM replied to Nancy Denker's discussion Are free range chickens safe around cats? in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
":-D  That's true! "
Jul 12, 2013
PCM replied to Nancy Denker's discussion Are free range chickens safe around cats? in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Hi Nancy,   My chickens roam my yard.  I have a cat who stays well away from them.  I think their size is intimidating.  There are a few cats in the neighborhood but I haven't had any trouble yet although I was…"
Jul 12, 2013
PCM replied to Jeremy's discussion Avian vet in albuq? in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"The office is Rio Bravo vets and the vet I saw was Dr. Mazzolini. She was great."
Jun 6, 2013
PCM replied to Jeremy's discussion Avian vet in albuq? in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I went to the vet in Corrales and the one in the South Valley and I can tell you that the vet in the South Valley was far better. She did a very thorough check up and was very knowledgable about chickens. My chickens are pets and the care they get…"
Jun 2, 2013
PCM replied to PCM's discussion Mereks disease question in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"We're your chicks vaccinated?"
Mar 8, 2013
grygon replied to PCM's discussion Mereks disease question in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I had an ooooold rooster with it for years but he was fairly functional so I didn't realize it until after his death.  I had a LOT of chicks come down with it one year.  One or two came out of it, the rest I ended up euthanizing…"
Mar 8, 2013
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Mereks disease question

I had to put my Polish down last weekend, the vet told me she had seen a lot of polish and silkies come down with this.  Has anyone else experienced this?See More
Mar 7, 2013

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