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Chicks and pigeon pellets

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I have 12, 12 week old chicks, supposedly all pullets but one silkie, Fluffy, crows. Lol! Anyway, they are in the same shed as my 15 pigeons divided by a plywood wall and chicken wire. The chicks are trying their darnedest to get in to the pigeon side. What I'm worried about is if - wait a minute- WHEN they eat the pigeon pellets (Purina Checkers mixed with the high nutritional one for breeders ) if that's a bad idea for them. I'm tired of fighting with keeping them separated and the food is the only thing I'm worried abou.
Thanks!!
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I think it would be fine for them to eat the pigeon feed. I feed my pigeons chicken food so if you are worried about it you could just feed them all the chick/chicken feed.

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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Yeah most peoples pigeons seem to do better on chicken feed than their chickens do. Lol

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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My bantams and my pigeons share the same shed and I have seen the pigeons shove the chickens to the side to get to the chicken feed.of course they are all about the same size..... I gave up trying to keep them out of each others food and just put their bowl of water up on top of the kennel the oldest pair claims as their own and feed them all together.
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