Feeding Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SunAngel, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I am wondering how everyone handles feeding time when having different aged chickens together.

    I have 10 week olds that are on starter/grower which my ducks eat also. I don't know why, but it just hit me yesterday that I have one 2 yr old bantam Cochin laying eggs already and a standard Cochin thats probably close to laying age and they arent getting layer feed.

    Not sure what to do so I can get layer feed to the laying chickens. Or should I just buy some layer crumbles and mix them into the grower feed? And what about the roos and ducks, do they just eat the layer crumbles also? What about when I switch to just layer feed, will it be ok for all the chickens? I am very confused!
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I have 9week olds, roos and layers in the same pen. I give everybody grower feed and put a separate dish of crushed oyster shell out for the layers. Once the young ones start laying, I'll have to figure out if I want to give layer feed, but I'm worried the roos will get too much calcium.....
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Hmmm. My Cochin Bantams eggs seem to be fine, but I don't want her to be missing something. Wonder if mixing grower crumbles and layer together would be ok for both?
     
  4. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 16 week olds, 10 week olds and 5 week olds. I feed All of them Purina Flock Raiser. It is made for all different ages of poultry. They all eat , they all like it, and when the layers are old enough I will put out a dish of oyster shell for them and up the yougurt for them each day. I don't have to worry if the wrong party is eating the wrong food and trying to keep everyone seperate from the wrong food. Much Less stressfull. Trudy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Wonder where I can find the Purina flock raiser? TSC doesnt carry it.
     
  6. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Insert your zipcode here to find a dealer close to you. Call ahead. My dealer could get it but did not have on hand. THey do now.

    http://poultry.purinamills.com/
     
  7. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Thanks!

    Found a place I can get it from! Unfortunately they arent open tomorrow, of course. Guess I will get some next weekend.
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    How much do you pay for a 50 lb. bag of it??
     
  9. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    14.99 for 50# at our co-op.
     
  10. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    ny
    Well, I feel silly, I just posted a similar question. Do you know if flock raiser comes in an organic vversion? If so, how much is it?
     

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