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Please check out how I keep the feed for the chicks separate and keep the flock together.
https://youtu.be/_1LTj-fBeQU

Why not just switch everyone to starter or grower? So much simpler.

Agrees with feeding everyone the same feed....

....but......

.....that's not a bad creep feeder/panic room set up for integration purposes,

conceptually anyway, the cage is a little small.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by aart View Post

Agrees with feeding everyone the same feed....
....but......
.....that's not a bad creep feeder/panic room set up for integration purposes,
conceptually anyway, the cage is a little small.
I don't in that cage at night. It's just big enough for them to go in and eat. At night they go in the coop with the rest of the silkies. And yes it is a great tool for transitioning small chicks into a flock.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post

Medicated feed is safe for everyone to eat for a few weeks. There is no withdrawal period for amprolium. It's completely safe.
my chickens Main feed is fermented grain. And I want to make sure the chicks get the nutrients they need with the crumbles of the chick feed starter and I dont want chicks that young having a diet that high in whole grain yet.
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