Chicken Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chick1043, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    I have 6 chickens/pullets all different ages oldest 19 weeks youngest 6 weeks. All get along just fine all sleeping in the coop together. The oldest pullet is going to become a hen soon and I want to feed her Layena Plus Omega 3. It would be hard to feed just her that. I was told not to feed the other chickens that feed because they are not old enough. My question is why? And does anyone here recommend Layena Plus Omega 3? Thanks.
  2. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    I'm guessing it has to do with hormones?? Maybe??
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    There is more protein in the other food to help them grow properly. [​IMG]
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Developing chickens before laying can have problems due to the extra calcium. What people usually recommend it offering oyster shell free choice in a separate dish. For some reason the ones who need the calcium will eat it and the others will choose not to eat it. That way you could hold off on opening the layer feed for about 12 weeks until the youngest starts laying and just keep them on their grower/maintenance feed for now.
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Alright I'll do that!! Thanks!! :)

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