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Dog limps after lying down for a little while

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently got some chickens as a Christmas present. Being the curious, nerdy, egg-obsessed, egg-lover that I am, I wanted to know more about them. After some very informative discussions with my father, brother, and mother I had my questions answered.

The first thing we discussed was their laying habits. There are only four hens in the coop and only three of them can lay eggs. This is because one of them likes to sit down and lay in private, and I can only tolerate so many eggs at a time. But even with that, we don’t have to worry about them laying too much, as most of the eggs are being eaten by my brother and I.

The next thing I wanted to know was how to take care of them. My mother brought home three books – A Beginner’s Guide to Chickens, Your Pet Chicken and The Chicken Coop Bible. After a thorough discussion of her favorite topics, we decided to start by following her advice.

The first thing we decided to do was to try and make sure that all of the chickens were “house-trained.” According to the book, this is the first step of the way to responsible care. We’ve gotten some of our house-training down, but there are still a few things we have to work on. We’ve been keeping track of the times we’ve trained our chickens. Here’s the tally:

Hatch – 2 times

Squawk – 3 times

Toilet – 3 times

Laundry – 3 times

We haven’t really been keeping track of their toilet and laundry, but we will be when we have a chance to get out and about with the chickens.

The next step is to make sure that they have a good diet. One of our problems is that my dad doesn’t take good care of the chickens. He has fed them on the ground instead of letting them stand up. This results in them not getting much protein, but we decided to do the right thing and see what happens.

To make sure they got the right diet, we took a step into the realm of the science. My mom did a great job of explaining all the different parts of the chicken to me. They eat a couple of types of seeds, corn, a variety of veggies (like broccoli, cauliflower, and lettuce), and of course, some water. We read about the amounts of each type of food they should be eating. We then decided to add the things they were missing to our chicken’s diet.

Here’s the diet my brother and I decided on:

10 lbs. ground turkey

10 lbs. carrots

2 lbs. broccoli

1 lb. corn

3 lbs. lettuce

1/4 lb. broccoli sprouts

1/4 lb. cauliflower sprouts

7 lbs. oats

2 lbs. wheat

1 lb. rye

1 lb. buckwheat

3 tbsp. oregano

3 tbsp. black pepper

3 tbsp. basil

We hope the birds like their new diet!

You can order any of our poultry products by calling us at 715-534-2215 or you can find us on the web at We are also open seven days a week. Call us and place your order during that time. Thanks for looking!

P.S. If you have any questions regarding the information on our website or how we make our products, give us a call or email us at [email protected] and we will be glad to help you.

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