chicks outside food??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dsmchickens, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. dsmchickens

    dsmchickens In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2012
    Des Moines, IA
    when i move my 13 chicks outside and have them mix with my 7 hens is it okay for the chicks to eat layer feed? if not what would be the best solution? also any suggestions on mixing flocks??

    thank you

  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    Put ALL your birds on starter/grower feed and offer oyster shell free choice. It is what I do. I have 6 laying hens, a rooster and 3 ten week old pullets all together, and 2 eggs under a broody. The OS will only get eaten when a bird NEEDS it.

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