Feed Advice

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KarenP, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 coops. One with laying hens and one with young hens who are not due to lay until March. Theproblem is that I have 2 laying hens who like to stay in the juvenile coop. What should I do? Should i mix the grower feed with the layer feed until the grower is gone, should i switch them all over to layer now, or should i force the 2 hens in the bigger coop. I would really like to keep them where they are comfortable.

    Karen
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    This why most feed makers, like Purina and most others, make an "All Flock" feed. You could also feed everyone non-medicated Chick Feed.

    Offer oyster shells on the side and the young ones won't usually mess with them.
     
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, non medicated chick feed would be good for everyone. If they are due to lay in March, they are probably getting close to the age that layer feed would be ok but you do want to be careful not to give it to them too early. How old are they?
     
  4. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 4 months.
     

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