Different Ages, Different Feeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by The_BirdNerd, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. The_BirdNerd

    The_BirdNerd Chirping

    31
    85
    66
    Jun 12, 2019
    Australia, Melbourne
    So I’ve realised a problem, since I just got my new chicken who is already laying she requires a layer pellet. Although my other chicken is younger and hasn’t laid yet and is still on a growth pellet.

    How do I give two different feeds to two different aged chickens in the same pen? We don’t want them separate, my current chook is getting so lonely so we want her to have someone to talk to straight away (we snuck her in at night, listened for a bit and everything was fine).

    Also is it bad if a chicken who hasn’t laid yet eats layer pellets or a chicken who is laying eats growth pellets? Should I just mix the two foods?
     
  2. Perris

    Perris Crowing

    1,164
    4,446
    327
    Jan 28, 2018
    Gower, Wales
    stick with the grower pellet and offer oyster shell on the side; the one who is laying will help herself if she feels the need for it.
     
    blackdog043 and rosemarythyme like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: