chick starter okay for adult chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Most of my chickens are either babies or less than 5 months old. I do have 2 bantam hens, 1 game hen, and one bantam rooster that are adults. My 3 hens have babies, and 2 of my 'pullets' are setting on their first clutches. I have been keeping them all on starter, since I don't eat the eggs anyway, and it doesn't seem to be hurting them. They are all free-range, so it would be very hard to give the older ones layer, and not the babies. Some people I have spoken with seem surprised by this. Is it okay to feed them all starter? I am still buying chickens, so I figured the medicated feed would be good for them.[​IMG]
     
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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Help please!! some people i have spoken with say yes, some say no, it is not medicated (just found out today), but don't want to hurt my babies!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    the adults need layer feed for the strength for the egg shells and i think there is more protien for the adults as well...but in any rate heres a bump
     

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