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Can I feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crzychicken, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Can I feed my 11 week olds layer feed ?
    I'm going to be switching my 21 week old chicks over to layer feed is it ok for my 11 week olds to eat it?
    If Not how do I stop them from eating it?

    I offer them Oster shells right now.

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2008
  2. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    What I read recently is to feed with an eye to the youngest birds. Like a flock grower with oyster shells set out for your layers.
    Do a search! You'll be able to read all afternoon. [​IMG]
  3. crzychicken

    crzychicken Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Thank you for the info I just put out the oster shell for them yesterday
    but I have not see them eat any of it.
    I have No eggs yet! my chicks are at 20 wk old I thought maybe it was a feed issue or maybe their just not ready yet.
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    young and juvenile chickens should not have oyster shell; they extra calcium causes (I believe) kidney failure. Search on here to find it, but I'm fairly sure that's the issue. They shoud not have it until at least 18 weeks.

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