could this kill?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Phionex Boy, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i feed my roosters egg laying feed will they die? I dont know if i have roosters or not but one of mine just started laying so i have to feed them it...
     
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. My roos are quite happy with layer crumbles/pellets.[​IMG]
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    My roosters have always eaten the hens layer feed. My current rooster is nearing 6 years old. Some people believe the excess calcium can damage the liver/kidneys. If this is a concern you can feed an all-flock type feed and keep oyster shell available for your hens. If you go that route you just have to watch your hens egg shells. I tried doing that and had a few hens that just didn't eat enough oyster shell and started having thin egg shells. Switched them back to layer feed and the problem went away.
     
  4. Quailsong

    Quailsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them free choice oyster shell. The girls will pick out what they need. Then you can stick with their usual feed & not worry about layer which could potentially harm the roosters in the longterm.
     

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