Can roosters eat layer crumble?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cheeperchick, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe for rosters to eat it? My roo eats out of the same feeder as my other girls.
     
  2. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I've never had any problems with them eating it. I think they call it layer crumble because it's formulated for laying hens and has most of the nutrients they need while laying (protein, calcium).
     
  3. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have heard because of the calcium that it is hard on their kidneys. i feed a 17% grower and free choice oyster shell then hens.....roosters.....and chicks can all eat it. When the hens need the calcium they will eat the oyster shell as needed. Lots feed the layer and never think twice.....so it really is up to each person.
     
  4. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    This question has been asked for years and some say the calcium in layer will damage rooster's kidneys, but many people feed without any problems. Majority use Flock Raiser and free choice oyster shell in their mixed flocks.
     

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