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can you feed pullets all flock

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mandarin1, May 3, 2016.

  1. mandarin1

    mandarin1 Songster

    Jun 13, 2015
    Hi everyone,
    My chicks are now about 9 weeks old and are still on starter crumbles, b/c I cannot for the life of me find any grower pellets or crumbles anywhere. All the feed stores around me have chick starter/grower crumbles, meatbird crumbles, and then have the all flock pellets and layer pellets, so I guess that all flock is what I should feed them since they aren't supposed to have the layer pellets yet? Please help!

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Yes - all flock is a great choice for your situation. Even once they reach the age for layer pellet you can opt to continue with all flock and offer supplemental calcium through oyster shell.....very beneficial in situations where you have a mixed flock (gender, age, etc) for which layer pellet would not be the most suitable choice.
  3. mandarin1

    mandarin1 Songster

    Jun 13, 2015
    Thank you so much for your help!! I'm heading to the feed store now.[​IMG]
  4. DreamsInPink

    DreamsInPink Songster

    I have a question about this as well... if I choose an all flock feed and offer oyster shells or egg shells for calcium for the hens, will they be the only ones who eat it? Will I have to worry about the little ones or the cockerels eating it?
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Chickens are good at eating oyster shell as they need it, so offering it on the side, with an all- flock feed, works great. Mary
  6. DreamsInPink

    DreamsInPink Songster

    Ok, thank you.. I wasn't sure.. and I knew too much calcium for a chicken not laying could be bad.

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