Feeding a flock with chicks in it

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by seamillbees, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. seamillbees

    seamillbees Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a flock of chickens that one of may broody hatched 5 chicks straight into. The chicks and chickens all run together and sleep together, i was wondering what i should feed them so that they both get what they need. I know you can't feed chicks layers pellets but can you feed layers chick crumb?
    Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. lazy gardener

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    You can put the entire flock on unmedicated chick starter crumbles, or multi-flock starter-grower. Put out a bowl of oyster shell on the side to meet the hen's calcium needs. Many folks NEVER buy layer, and choose this route instead. The only reason I ever buy layer is b/c it is not as expensive.
     
  3. seamillbees

    seamillbees Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much
     

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