Originally Posted by rIrs roost
Question. How do you keep young chickens from eating layer feed if you have an older hen that eats the layer? Do you just keep them separate until they're old enough to eat layer feed? Also if you let a hen bring up chicks, how do you make sure that she does eat the chick starter and the chicks don't eat her feed?
This is a monumental post for me Red so I better make it good. I have found feed all flock raiser to be the best of both worlds. Its more expensive than layer or chick grower, but it feeds all ages. You just need to have oyster shell free choice for the layers. During the summer months I have a baked bean can that I have drilled small holes in the bottom of. I take that & screw it into one of the run post & fill with oyster shell, up high enough that the hens can reach it but not the chicks. I also have a wine bottle grit & oyster shell dispenser that I made for the big coop. I just need to get ambitious & make a couple more. I will take a picture of it when I go out shortly.
OK now for all the Hoop LA
Congratulations to Red for reaching 2,000 post & to Maaw... for reaching 3,000 post. The scary part is Red only joined BYC this year, if he don't watch it BYC will have to create a BIG MOUTH award for the most posts in a year
Just kidding you Red lol.Edited by ChickenLady2014 - 10/27/15 at 10:02am