Bantams feed?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hennyhandler, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
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    I have two bantams that are 4 to 5 months old. I was wondering if it would be okay to feed them flock raiser instead of grower feed since I already have flock raiser for my ducks. I know not to feed layer but with them being bantams and me never owning any till know when would you recommend switching them to layer feed? I know some wait until they find an egg and then swap but I have always swapped them at a certain age. Any help would be appreciated as I am not as knowledgeable in the bantam area. Thanks.
     
  2. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantams are on flock raiser, with calcium grit mixed in , they do fine on it
     
  3. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine on Flock Raiser Crumbles after 6 wks. (or whatever the recommended time) on medicated starter.
    She does very well on it as do my LF.
     
  4. Tiffany from Nutrena

    Tiffany from Nutrena Out Of The Brooder

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    The All Flock or Flock Raiser will be just fine for your bantams - you can switch to layer feed at 16 weeks or when you see the first egg. Hope this helps - have fun![​IMG]
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the only issue with feeding bantam chickens that would be different from feeding standard size chickens is whether pelleted feed is too large for them to consume easily. I think that may depend on the size of the particular bantam breed, too. The feed I use is crumbles anyway so I don't have to even think about this issue.
     

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