feeding different ages

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by newham0614, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. newham0614

    newham0614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello
    I have 15 9 week olds and just recently got 4 17 week olds. when the older ones reach laying age what feed should i use considering the babies. i also have several roosters. can i feed the same food for all. would that be layer or flock raiser?
    thanks
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my mixed age/species flock gamebird feed and put oyster shell out free choice so the laying hens can meet their calcium needs. Flockraiser works well too, but the gamebird is easier for me to find around here.

    ETA: The layer feed has too much calcium in it for the youngsters and can cause them problems when they get older---early organ faliure etc.
     
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  3. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feed Purina Flock Raiser and make available oyster shell to provide calcium for those who have begun to lay...use a tuna can screwed to the post next to the feeder.
     
  4. newham0614

    newham0614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you. i will use the flock raiser
     

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