Feeding grower pellets to a hen with chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fly12, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. fly12

    fly12 In the Brooder

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    The chicks are 4 weeks old now and ready to switch to grower pellet but when I seperate them they wont eat and the hen gets nervous.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    I have fed grower only to the whole flock when I've had this situation. I offer oyster shell in a separate dish. I don't think there is much difference in the nutrition, other than the calcium. You could also feed flock raiser if it is available. I've never seen chicks pay any attention to the oyster shell.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    All I ever feed is a 22% protein grower crumble. From hatch to death or departure that's all I use.
     

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