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12 week old integration - layer feed okay??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Smithyard Farm, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Smithyard Farm

    Smithyard Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    getting ready to move 12 week olds in with 4 older ones. My dumb question is about feeding them.... I have the 4 on layer feed. is that okay to switch the younger ones to that a such a young age, or should I wait longer??

    I see others posting they are integrating them, and so must be feeding them all the same food.. but I can't find anywhere that anyone has specifically said you can....
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Some people do, but that's really a little young, IMO. You can feed the older ones the chick feed, or everyone a starter, grower or flock raiser feed. Just put some oyster shell out in a separate dish (which you probably do, anyway.)

    Some people never feed layer feed at all, only something like flock raiser plus the separate oyster shell.
     
  3. Smithyard Farm

    Smithyard Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea - thanks!
     

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