Chick feed for all birds.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by protodon, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. protodon

    protodon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2009
    I have been raising quite a few birds at home this year. I usually get them on the ground as quick as possible so I don't have to clean any brooders or anything. But they still need chick feed for a good long while after that. So I had been trying to feed the babies and adults in separate locations but the adults would eventually discover it and push the babies out of the way. Everytime I bought food I was buying a bag of layer feed and a bag of chick feed.

    Now i decided to just feed everyone chick feed and supplement with oyster shells for the layers. I have chickens, ducks geese and quail. Now I know the quail are okay with high protein feed but is this a bad thing for any of the other adult birds I have? It is 24% protein chick feed.
  2. Bookworm chick

    Bookworm chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Salem County, NJ
    I'm interested in the answer to your question too. Hopefully someone will post a suggestion.
    I also have the broody and her chicks mixed in with the flock. I switched them all to the chick starter, with oyster shells available for those laying. I'd wondered about the 24% game bird ration too and if it would be too much for the layers.

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