Feeding a flock with a Rooster

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Blue_Myst, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I know this may sound like a dumb question, but if I have a flock with a rooster, do I need to feed them something else in place of laying mash? I've only ever had hens, so I'm clueless about this. I'm assuming the extra calcium will be bad for the rooster?

    Thanks for any advice you can offer! [​IMG]
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    The calcium in the Layer won't hurt the male at all but not feeding some sort of added calcium would be bad for the hens. Go ahead & feed the Layer.
     
  3. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Oh, good! That's a huge relief. Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    I had been told the opposite. THe extra calcium can cause problems for the health of the rooster. I guess it depends how much the rooster means to you and your flock. I feed Game Bird 15% and offer oyster shell. They dont touch the shell and my egg shells are as hard as ever.
     

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