Caring for pullets

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Merrittfamily, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Merrittfamily

    Merrittfamily New Egg

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    I have three hens, but they were grown when we got them. We are now purchasing new pullets. I am not sure what different care they will need.
     
  2. farnorth

    farnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will need "grower" feed until they are about 20 weeks old and then they can have "layer" feed and/or supplemental calcium.
     
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Main thing to keep in mind is to give them STARTER FEED, rather than LAYER FEED. If you are feeding them natural feed, then it does not matter. The main difference in the two feed formulas is the calcium content. Starter @ 2% Layer @ 4%. The higher percentage in layer feed can be detrimental to young non laying birds. It can wipe out their liver and kidneys.

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