can you feed baby chicks layer/broiler feed?

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

  1. maddy14

    maddy14 In the Brooder

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    will it harm them in any way?
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    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. 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 Songster

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    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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