Broilers, layers, and turkeys..advice

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by MillerLaneAcres, May 5, 2017.

  1. MillerLaneAcres

    MillerLaneAcres New Egg

    May 5, 2017
    So we have recently purchased some chicks to raise up this year. We have 50 broilers, 15 layer poulets, and 10 turkeys.

    We also have 15 adult layers.

    We had planned on building a new coop to seperate our meat birds/turkeys, and our layers.

    We have had a few unexpected expenses and I dont know if we can afford to build a new coop.

    Does anyone have any experience with a complete mixed coop? They have about 250sq ft of outside run area and the coop is 12x15.

    I know it is not ideal by any stretch, but is it possible? At least for the time being once they are of size to go in with the adult birds?

    As for food we feed a custom blend of pellets sourced from a local farmer, not a layer ration, im not sure on the specifics of the blend but our layers have done well on it, it was blended as a high protein pig feed. We buy it by the tote for a very reasonable price so all the birds will be getting it regardless of the coop situation. And the producer raises his mest birds on it with no issues

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: May 5, 2017
  2. KingOfTheCoop02

    KingOfTheCoop02 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 7, 2017
    Meat birds need fattening pellets. Laying birds need laying pellets. They can't mix.

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