Feed question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by psyche-chick, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. psyche-chick

    psyche-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 sweet 10 week old buff orpingons that are currently one chick starter. When do I change over a hen feed and what kind should I use?


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most people here seem to keep them on starter until they're old enough to lay (about 20 weeks I think). Layer feed has too much calcium for chicks.
     
  3. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use flock layer feed up to about 16-20 weeks.
    What you use is up to you.
    What is in here is "best methods".
    I would after 16 weeks use possibly high protein pellets with oyster shell.
    Note on oyster shell...don't use too much because I have learned it can cause liver damage to hens if given too much.
    I would watch the eggs, if they are thin and breaking, use the oyster shell as a supplement.
     
  4. psyche-chick

    psyche-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much
     

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