Feed Suggestions for a New Egg :-)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by meltonmb18, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. meltonmb18

    meltonmb18 Out Of The Brooder

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    This past weekend I got a small flock of barred rocks (5 hens, 1 rooster). I would like to make sure that I'm giving them exactly what they need nutritionally. Could anyone give me some suggestions or guidelines on what I should be feeding them? Thanks!
     
  2. Wise Farm

    Wise Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    How old?
     
  3. meltonmb18

    meltonmb18 Out Of The Brooder

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    About a year old, all the hens are laying if that helps.
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    I've been happy with Purina, either Flock Raiser or Layena pellets. It's best if you find out what's available fresh in your area, then pick a product that looks good and keeps your birds happy. Starting with their current feed is best, and transition gradually to a new feed if you decide that's best. Cheapest isn't best! You also need separate containers for grit and oyster shell. Enjoy! Mary
     
  5. meltonmb18

    meltonmb18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the input! I do have oyster shell! Yay!
     

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