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What pellets to feed hybrids?

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I am receiving my first POL hens in a fortnight (and am very excited 🤗). I'm starting very simply with two standard Gingernut Rangers (although the supplier calls them Cotswold Goldlines) in an Eglu Classic with a 3 m run. I'd have liked to have gone for more but my husband is urging caution until we are [he is] convinced this is for us.

I am obviously going to get some of the pellets they are used to, to settle them in. But I'd like advice on what is a good brand of feed to use in the long term? I'd ideally like organic, but also would like an easy supply (so not having to pay expensive delivery charges and/or take delivery of huge bags!).

Also, I am a little overwhelmed regarding feed supplements (seaweed? garlic granules?) and water supplements (tonic? probiotic powder? garlic? AVC?) Can anyone recommend a supplements regime that is going to help the hens stay healthy and happy without over complicating things for a newbie!

Finally, would anyone advise Bokashi Bran? It sounds like a good idea. And how much to use?

Thank you in advance

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Haha, shame my courses are on hold due to the lockdown!

I'd feed them on Smallholder pellets; they are very good quality and I always feed them. get them started first, then look at other stuff.

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Brilliant! Thank you. Excellent clear advice :)

And I've just checked: they are stocked at a place I can easily get to.

So, for when we are unlocked, where do you run your courses?

 

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Actually, I've just clicked through to your website and I've already watched some of your videos! I'm getting the hens from Cotswold Chickens and I think you do courses there? I had already decided to sign up for your 'avoiding the vet' course when all this is over. See you soon. Hopefully!

 

 

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Another vote for Smallholder pellets here too :) 

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3 hours ago, HRJ said:

Actually, I've just clicked through to your website and I've already watched some of your videos! I'm getting the hens from Cotswold Chickens and I think you do courses there? I had already decided to sign up for your 'avoiding the vet' course when all this is over. See you soon. Hopefully!

👍 just keep an eye on my site

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