HELP: ARE PELLETS TO LARGE FOR 5 WEEK OLD CHICKENS?????????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Limet8, Jun 4, 2012.

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  1. Limet8

    Limet8 In the Brooder

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    I have 5 week old R.I.R.'s and they are adorable [​IMG] but I don't know if the pellets that I am feeding them are too big. i am afraid that if they are not eating I wont find out until it's too late. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. bwalden

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    would go with crumbles a while longer myself.......
     
  3. 2greenboyz

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    Pellets are for laying hens - that usually has about 3.5% calcium - way too high for your babies. Use only "starter" feed or "grower" feed which has no more than about 1.5% calcium. Those come in like a powder or a crumble. Don't feed the pellets until they begin to lay, or at least until about 20 weeks. Too much calcium is not good for them.
     
  4. CDN-Maple

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    crumbles here as well -
     
  5. Limet8

    Limet8 In the Brooder

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    Thanks so much
     

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