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Ameraucana
Blue * Black * Splash
Lays blue eggs
My Ameraucana chickens are quality, docile, non aggressive, broody
and great mothers. They are good layers and have only laid a blue
tint egg,  never any other color, they are not Easter Egger's.
Hybrid Chickens

If you are wanting a pretty pet chicken that is extra hardy, fast growing and will lay a lot of
pretty eggs, a hybrid is the bird for you.

I cross 2 pure breeds to produce a hybrid that is very docile, non aggressive, fast growing
and very hardy. Pullets start laying around 20 weeks, they are bred to be prolific layers of
large to extra large eggs and can produce double yolk eggs.

Standard Chick feed: 18% to 20% chick starter first 6 to 12 weeks then 20% layer pellets.
Bantam Chick feed: 16% chick starter first 6 to 12 weeks old then small 16% layer pellets.
I use medicated chick starter only.

* General Info For All Birds *

Only feed chickens scratch grains when you don't care about getting eggs or for just a treat
to throw on the ground for them to scratch to find.
Treats:  If there is no green grass - alfalfa pressed cubes, they look like small bales of hay
pressed into 2"x 3" cubes - soak in hot water until re hydrated - they love it.
Black oil sunflower seeds, scratch grains (milo, corn chops, wheat), fruits & veggies.

Open wounds:  Use CUT-HEAL, buy it at the feed store under horse meds. Put it on once a
day, others will not pick on it and it will heal fast with no flies.
Chickens love blood so if one gets hurt it is best to take it away from the others until it is
totally healed or they may kill it.

Winter Care: Make sure they are out of the wind and kept dry, if you have an open pen they
must have a good north & west wind block so they can stay out of the cold wet winds.
Lights will help chickens lay in the winter, just a regular house bulb will work, don't close
their coop up to tight because it is bad for their lungs, they still need fresh air.

Summer Care: They must have shade, and have open air from the south so they can stay
cool at night too. If it is hot they will stand in the water to cool themselves, so aways make
sure when it is hot you have a pan of water about 3" deep for them to stand in.
Water misters work great, even if you hang it from a shade tree that they stay under during
the day, it will lower the temp several degrees.
* Chick Feed Info *
GEM's
My Hybrid Cross
Light green to light olive green eggs
Chicks
$5 ea.
Chicks
$10 ea.
* What I Feed *
I feed different birds different feed depending on what they are and what time of year it is.

Standard Chickens when Breeding or Growing
20% Layer pellet - Barley sprouts - Treats

Standard Chickens in Off Season
1 - 20% Layer Pellet, 1 - Scratch - Barley Sprouts - Treats

Standard Chickens in Winter
1 - 20% Layer Pellet, 1/2 - Scratch, 1 to 1/2 - Sweet Feed - Barley Sprouts - Treats

Bantams when Breeding or Growing
1 - 20% Layer Pellet, 1 - Milo - Barley Sprouts - Treats

Bantams in Off Season
1 - 20% Layer Pellets, 1 - Scratch - Barley Sprouts - Treats

Bantams in Winter
1 - 20% Layer Pellet, 1 - Milo, 1/2 - Chops, 1/2 to 1 - Sweet Feed - Barley Sprouts - Treats
* My Barley Sprouting System *
This is a 7 day system I built, watered twice a day, once a day I add a tray of barley seed and on
the 7th day I feed the first tray. In the summer it works a lot better because it is warmer, in the
winter in the shop it will not grow out like it does when it is around 70 degrees, but it will still
give them some grass. For about every pound of seed I get about 5 pounds of free food.
Purebred Breeders for Hybrids
GEM Hybrids