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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bateschickens, Jun 7, 2016.
Bought baby chicks about 4 weeks ago just put then outside
How old are they now?
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Not really sure how old they are i bought them at tractor supply at the end of chick days
When do i start them on oyster shells and do the need chicken scratch
You don't need to give them oyster shell until they start laying. Oyster shell gives them calcium that they use to make the egg shell. You could put it out there in a separate dish but they wouldn't eat it as they don't need the extra calcium yet. And please don't feed them layer feed until they have started laying. Otherwise that extra calcium will hurt the kidneys.
As for chicken scratch, I have no idea.
Hope this helps!
Thank you for the info my husband started them on layer feed. Ill have to go grab the starter should I do medicated or not
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