What NOT to fee chickens!
Fresh Eggs Daily®: Toxic Treats! What NOT to Feed your Chickens
Natural Baby Chick Diet. A good-quality chick feed really IS all a baby chick needs to be healthy, but I do introduce a few 'treats' early on so they develop the taste for them and also achieve optimal health. I make sure their feed is the main component of their diet but add small amounts of the following:
Baby chick play yard...simple! PVC pipe + Chicken wire + Zip ties = Happy chicks :)
Swing set frame chicken yard.Clever
I might sound like a broken record to those that know me, but I can't say it enough: Using wood ashes for your chickens saves you money. We store them (fireplace ash only, not BBQ coals, etc) and when needed, mix 2 1/2 parts ash to 1 part sand for the chickens to do their dust bathing. And guess what? It keeps mites away. It's been over a year since the last time I bought the bottled mite spray. That and painting the coop with hydrated lime has worked great so far!
wood ash mixed with sand for mite-free hens
good beginner things to know about raising chooks