Grower Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ashley6388, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. ashley6388

    ashley6388 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 5 hens this weekend. I was told they're a year old, and I was given a partial bag of Grower Feed. It's crumbles.
    I need to buy a new bag and I was wondering if Grower feed is what I need?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No you would need to have layer feed and oyster shell grower geed is not suitable for them at this stage in their life.
     
  3. galvinj

    galvinj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can continue to use grower feed but you must offer crushed oyster shell in a container on the side. They will eat it as needed and the calcium promotes hard egg shells.
     
  4. galvinj

    galvinj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use multi flock since its higher in protein and offer crushed oyster shells on the side.
     
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    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and welcome to BYC
     
  6. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If these hens are laying then perhaps a good layer feed might be best. That will supply them with the extra calcium they need to make eggs. You should also think about putting some oyster shell in a dish and let them eat that as they need it. I have roosters so feed All Flock with the oyster shell on the side. Grower feed is normally given to chicks under about 20 weeks old.
     
  7. ashley6388

    ashley6388 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I figured Grower feed was for younger chicks. Instead of oyster shells could I crush egg shells instead?
     
  8. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What brand do you get of all flock? Around here it has the same protein content as layer.
     
  9. ashley6388

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    That's the thing I don't understand. They haven't laid any eggs for me and their previous owner said they've never laid eggs for him either. I don't understand why.
     
  10. galvinj

    galvinj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue seal multi flock breeder, 18% protein.
     

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