Feed question when intergrating flocks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by maui, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. maui

    maui New Egg

    Feb 16, 2013
    I have 6 8wk old chicks that I am starting to integrate into the original older flock. Question is how do you handle the different feed? Older hens on layer, I cannot have the chicks on layers its too soon. How do I separate the food so the chicks eat the starter/grower and the hens eat the layer
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    Put the whole flock on an all-flock feed like Purina flockraiser. Feed the hens free-choice supplemental oyster shell for the calcium they usually get from the layer feed.

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