Mix one part laying pellets, 3/4 part scratch, 1/8 (or a big handful) oyster shell.
How smart are our bodies? Mine woke me up at six a.m. this morning, just so that I'd have time to make a pot of coffee before the Girls were delivered.
We are now housing five Golden Comets, about six months old. Once they start laying, that could be *squint*... five eggs a day. Too many for two people to consume every day, so I've got time to start strategizing about what we could do with the surplus.
Stuff I also need to figure out (soon):
- How often will they need their coop cleaned? (maybe a week? two?)
- Will I need to get a shovel, wheel barrow and rubber boots? (probably)
- How long will 25 lbs of laying pellets, 25 lbs of scratch, and a bag of oyster shell last? (hopefully a few weeks)
- Will I need another $0.50 bag of straw? (they've already pulled a lot of it out of the laying boxes)
They'll be staying in the coop for about a week, just to acclimate them to their new home. Then I'll have some pix of them free range...