Adding to flock

VRDinger

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I have 4 pullets that are roughly 8-9 weeks old. I'm needing to add them to an existing flock and I'm wondering about the feed. The pullets are on a growing feed and the existing flock are on a Layena+Omega 3 pellet. I would really like to keep them on that because they're eggs have been great but I know the pullets need more protein. Any suggestions?
 

Parront

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I have 4 pullets that are roughly 8-9 weeks old. I'm needing to add them to an existing flock and I'm wondering about the feed. The pullets are on a growing feed and the existing flock are on a Layena+Omega 3 pellet. I would really like to keep them on that because they're eggs have been great but I know the pullets need more protein. Any suggestions?
I have 2 feeders, one has a 20% protien All Flock feed, the other 16% layer pellets. The hens all prefer the All Flock, I had to put out more Oyster shell. The young ones do not need the calcium in the layer feed and will not eat much of it.
 

K0k0shka

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Jul 24, 2019
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They can all eat 20% protein flock raiser feed, with calcium on the side. That’s what I do. I have young pullets and laying hens. Eggshells on the side, always available. I’ve never used layer feed. My eggs are nice and strong, and everybody’s happy.
 

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