Can my meat birds eat Omega-3 layer feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Patchworkblue, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Patchworkblue

    Patchworkblue New Egg

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    Howdy yall - I have 7 layers that eat the Omega-3-enriched layer feed that I pick up at Big R. I want to get some meat birds, maybe cornish game hens, can I raise them on the same food? It's not worth the trouble to me if I have to build a separate pen & run to keep them on their own food. I also let my chickens out in the back yard during the day, so there would be a lot of tresspassing and stealing the wrong food anyway.

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Might want to look up meat birds some more.

    Cornish game hens bought at the store as "cornish game hens" are really just 4 week old cornish x meat bird chicks. If you want to raise game hens, figure they will be in the brooder or in their own quarters for those 4 weeks anyway.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Layer pellets won't hurt them for the 8 weeks that they are alive. You might want to put them on higher protein if you want to see good growth out of them.

    There is a coupon for that Omega feed in this months Poultry Press. I may see what the price is and I'll maybe buy a bag. One bag of different feed in their diet isn't going to hurt them.
     

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