have a question pleae help me

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by eggy n nibbler, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. eggy n nibbler

    eggy n nibbler Out Of The Brooder

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    hey guys my baby chicks are going into the chicken coop tonight and was wondering can my 9 week old chicks eat layers mash or will that harm them?

    thanks guys please answer soon

    cheers em
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    No. The extra calcium in it will damage their organs, possibly kill them.

    But your layers can eat starter or grower or flock raiser, anything but layer. Just offer oyster shell in a separate container. The young ones will eat little if any of the oyster shell.

    If you are in a bind, you can get away with feeding them layer for a day or two, til you get to the market.
     
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  3. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    feed them start or grower until they start laying and then switch them to layer(whatever age that might be).
     
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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