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post #11 of 14
Aww they're adorable.
You definitely have a roo on the left. If you plan on keeping him then you'll need to get a few more girls unless you already have others. Also the safest food for having a rooster in your mix is called all flock raiser.It's about $16 for a 50 lb bag and the girls will just need a separate dish for oyster shell. ☺
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Aww they're adorable.
You definitely have a roo on the left. If you plan on keeping him then you'll need to get a few more girls unless you already have others. Also the safest food for having a rooster in your mix is called all flock raiser.It's about $16 for a 50 lb bag and the girls will just need a separate dish for oyster shell. ☺

Thanks! I didn't know that about the feed. Does it still apply to free range flocks?

I ordered baby chicks and added 10 Adopt Me's, which these two are from. I'll probably sell them since I focus more on dual purpose flock. I just like to give a buyer some idea of what they are getting.
post #13 of 14
Flock raiser is a great feed for babies through adults if you have any males of any age. Their bodies do not need the calcium and if they're eating layer feed it shortens lifespan. A bonus of the feed is it's higher protein so flocks won't eat quite as much..except babies because they're little piggies haha. Helps with molting too.

If a flock is majority free ranging then they'd just eat less of the feed but it's still needed when they can't free range. The girls just need access to crushed oyster shell too.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Amy King Hanson View Post

Here is an updated photo.

Looks like a cockeral on the left and pullet on the right to me.

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