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can you feed baby chicks layer/broiler feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by maddy14, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. maddy14

    maddy14 Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2011
    will it harm them in any way?
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    I wouldn't. It can damage their liver or kidneys and there's something else it does. I forgot. I wouldn't feed them layer until they actually start laying.
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't do it. Layer feed has more calcium and should not be fed to young chicks. I made this mistake with one of my hens, and she had alot of problems later in life. She died as a result, at only 4 years old.
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    a no no, it does not have the nutrients and vitamins the young ones need to grow correctly...its like giving a newborn baby steak...not healthy, they should be given chick starter for 18 weeks till they come to POL

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