Comments On - 8 Tips for Layer Production and Health

This is great stuff! Am interested to start keeping layers. Have experience in broilers. Whats the feed intake of layers per bird during egg production?
Vernon, International
Posted: 10/5/2015 2:27:52 AM
This article is great and I will indeed appreciate getting more in my mail box. It is very informative and detailed.
Olusesan, International
Posted: 1/28/2015 2:22:40 AM
Great tips for raising chickens. Thumbs up!
Tanmay, International
Posted: 4/7/2014 8:36:23 AM
Good info.
Sarah, Marathon, ON
Posted: 3/30/2014 10:38:22 AM
Raising chickens could sound so simple (build a coop, feed them, give them clean water regularly, etc.) but actually it demands a pretty good amount of time. It's hard to get away even for a day unless one have somebody reliable to pitch in for its care. And if somebody is having bad luck, comes the diseases.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 6/10/2013 7:27:48 PM
Good information
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 11/18/2012 7:55:54 AM
Plastic sanitzed paint buckets works great also for nesting.
Christine, Grove City, OH
Posted: 8/1/2012 7:38:33 AM
All great things to remember.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 7/20/2012 10:57:02 PM
Kim, mites are on the outside of chickens, eating it is ok and will rid them of worms internally but not externally. They dust with it and it's microscopic sharp edges kill the mites but do not affect the chicken. Buffalo gnats are a problem too and are best treated with DE as well. Hope this helps!!
Susan, Minier, IL
Posted: 6/28/2012 10:43:33 PM
I use plastic milk crates for my nest boxes. Very easy to clean. Also i have a large flower pot in there coop with dirt and i added D.E. so they can take a dust bath in it.
Lance, Affton, MO
Posted: 4/13/2012 1:53:20 PM
Are chickens able to eat DE? So that, if they had a bit dusted on their food, they could possibly rid themselves of the mites in that way?
Kim, Lancaster, CA
Posted: 1/5/2012 2:26:19 PM
I love going out to my yard to play with my chickens! They always come up to the gate and constantly are around me, letting me pick them up whenever I want. :)
amanda, cincinnati, OH
Posted: 12/27/2011 7:01:59 AM
diatomaceous earth has been my number 1 product so far..its good for all of my animals and controls pests in the coop. be careful to avoid putting it on flowering plants though because it will kill good bugs as well. the poor honeybee population will appreciate your using it with caution! Hi-Five to my comment Homie from Bonham TX!!! my hometown. :D
Carla, Austin, TX
Posted: 11/3/2011 8:51:21 AM
yeah cool
Tracy, Bonham, TX
Posted: 9/22/2011 8:53:21 AM
Our girls are now almost 4 months old. We have started feeding them layer feed.
Chris, Kannapolis, NC
Posted: 8/18/2011 4:49:29 AM
My chickens won't let me hold them anymore... :(
Angie, Vacaville, CA
Posted: 7/18/2011 1:59:49 PM
Working toward zoning variances. Can't wait to get my chickens.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 3/23/2011 9:13:39 AM
Yes, I have.
k, k, KS
Posted: 3/19/2011 5:29:23 PM
Have you hugged your chicken today? :)
Andrea, Corvallis, OR
Posted: 3/18/2011 7:45:55 PM
I love my chickens.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 3/17/2011 10:57:14 PM
Thanks! I can't wait to get a backyard flock started.
Missy, Altoona, PA
Posted: 3/17/2011 4:09:37 AM
Very Informative, I will be on the look out for crushed oyster shell!
Tracy, Bonham, TX
Posted: 3/4/2011 9:53:02 AM
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