Feeding hens and roosters.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MRNpoultry, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    This might be a dumb question but I have not had a rooster in a long time. When I did they slept in trees. But when my rooster moves in with my hens what does he eat?
     
  2. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, I think that is a rather clever question! I wonder myself now. I only have hens and they eat layer pellets. Obviously a rooster wouldn't need layer feed! Wonder what do they eat [​IMG]
     
  3. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eats the layer. I don't think it would do anygood to offer anything other type of feed.
     
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Mine eat layer pellets
     
  5. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Last year one of my roosters moved into the coop after a storm. lol He stay there a week and eat layer feed and starch when they wern't out. But he got killed by a dog. [​IMG] He was my favourite one.
     
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  6. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Whould they get to much calicum?
     
  7. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Evidently not, mine has been eating layer pellets since last yr. and he seems fine.
     
  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its like life, the women get what they need, and the men get the scraps. [​IMG]

    Roosters will eat layer, and if you try to give him rooster only food the women will take it, and if he is a good roo, he will announce that he has it and step back and let them have it, then when he is hungry will eat the pellets, so just skip the middle step and feed the whole group layer pellets(or crumble if that is your choice) [​IMG]
     
  9. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
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    Ok, my rooster that got killed whould let the hens eat first.
     
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