Originally Posted by RubyNala97
I wasn't sure what to do because I didn't want to buy a 25 pound bag of flock raiser if I wasn't going to use it. But I will have younger chicks out there again soon. Didn't someone say there is one type of feed you can give everyone all the time?
You can give them Flock raiser all the time and supplement with free choice calcium. It is not perfect though since some hens will not eat enough of the free choice calcium and some roosters might eat too much.
It is easier though than keeping both types of feed. I have a 50 pound garbage can for each type so it is not too hard. When I set up breeding pens I feed them all flock raiser and give them free choice calcium.
Layeena is a bit less expensive than flock raiser so flock raiser all the time will cost more. Also, Roosters will still live Three-ish years eating layeena--three years after you start feeding it to them. If you will not be keeping them longer than that, you can feed them all layeena.