CAN LAYING HENS EAT CHICK FEED

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by irf1983, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. irf1983

    irf1983 Songster

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    I'm considering getting a 1 yr old silkie hen to add to my six 3 month old pullets. Firstly, how long should I quarantine the new bird and at what distance. And when I do introduce them, would the silkie be ok with the chick feed or does it need a laying formula? Thanks.
     
  2. schoebel_taylor

    schoebel_taylor Songster

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    Yes, I would just supply some extra oyster shells for the hen every once in awhile.[​IMG]
     
  3. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Songster

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    From what I've read on here, you want to quarantine for 30 days and as far away as you can get them!
     

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