Pork Pie

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6 Years
Jan 30, 2015
Hi and welcome to BYC. Both ages will be fine fed chick starter food. If they are meat birds, then broiler starter food would be appropriate. Here are some helpful links:

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Pork Pie


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Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Mar 9, 2014
Northern Colorado

Whether they will ever get "fat" depends on breed not just feed.

A fat laying hen is likely to have life threatening issues. Fat hens suffer from hemorrhagic livers "fatty liver syndrome" and egg binding because the fat makes passing the egg more difficult.

Personally I shoot for healthy over chubby.

I feed starter feed all the way to laying then I switch to an all flock feed and have oyster shell and grit in separate dishes.
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