Getting confused on when and if to change feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NewToFarming, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I believe I am at the point I will soon need layer feed? This is where I am getting confused. I have 9 week old chicks that are getting the chick feed and will soon be changed over to grower finisher ( I think I have that right) I also have 4 month old silkies & 3 & 4 months Orp's. I have the older ones on grower/finisher. Will I need to change them to layer feed? If so, when should I start doing that? I currently put out the grower/finisher and I also have a separate bowel of oyster shell available to them but it only seems like the buffs are eating it right now and not much of it. Do I need to supplement them with the oyster shell if they are on layer? I am just starting to get myself all confused of when & what to feed them now.

    Thanks!
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Here is what I do:
    Until about 8 weeks I feed medicated chick start or starter/grower
    8 weeks to laying I feed grower
    Once they start laying I feed layer pellets/crumble and I do leave oyster shell in the coop at all times.
    Hope this answers your question.
     
  3. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it sure does!!!!!!!! Thank you! [​IMG]

    Oops! I forgot about the roos! What do you feed older Roos?
     
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  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    If your roos are with the flock, they will eat whatever everyone else eats.
    If they are separated, I would just feed them Flock Raiser.
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I feed everybody in my flock Purina Flock Raiser from the time they are chicks until the make chicks!
     
  6. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm feeding everybody Flock Raiser and offer oyster shell in another container for those who need it.
     

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