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Help Hubby bought wrong feed what should I do with it?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GhostRider65, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Songster

    Mar 6, 2011
    NE Wisconsin
    Ok so I sent my hubby to get feed and he comes home with layer feed, my babies are 13 weeks.......... can I mix it a bit at a time with there starter grower???? and meaty feed???? I already had the bag open before I noticed it was the wrong feed, or I would just return it. My babies won't start laying for at least 2 1/2 to 3 months I doubt it will keep that long.
    I know layer has extra calcium, but will a little hurt them? if I mix it say 1/4 to 3/4 of their regular rations?..........also I have a mix of roo's and hens ordered straight run, so it's like 12 roo's to 10 hens.

  2. jtr

    jtr Chirping

    May 6, 2011
    my mom did the same thing mine are only 10 weeks im going to start mixing it when they are 15 or 16 weeks old just put a blanket over it or if you have mice in a metal garbage can
  3. babylotzahenz

    babylotzahenz In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2010
    The label should say when it is safe to feed, I wouldn't feed any earlier than that, just in case, but I really think you should be able to use it within a month or so.
  4. secuono

    secuono Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Mixing is fine, I do it all the time. Just add a little to their normal chick feed. If you had a big fridge, freezer or cellar, you could put the bag in there.
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Get a bag of starter and mix it half and half. They will be fine.
  6. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Songster

    Mar 6, 2011
    NE Wisconsin
    Quote:LOL I never even thought of the freezer, but I have a bunch of elk and deer in there, plus about 6 hides to tan come fall, maybe I can make room. Ty very much

    Is it ok to feed it to roosters as well, I have been wondering that for awhile.....thinking I would have to buy 2 different feeds until butchering age............ meaty grower for the boys and layer for my girls. is that what everyone else does with there spare roo's ? or do they just get the same feed as the gals? I was thinking I would have to seperate the boys.?? Also whats flock raiser I read somewhere here that it's good for every chicken? except maybe babies under 16 weeks.
    LOL another question??????? how about organic corn, when can they have some of that mixed with their feed?

    I'm growing colored inca corn and Stocklies evergreen this year from Baker Creek, but will have to buy natures own organic until mine is ready. It's expensive........arg grumble grumble, but mine won't be ready to grind until November at least, late start this year awful weather this spring, didn't plant till may 31st. usually It's a foot high or better by now but it's just barely 4 inches.
    How does everyone feed there corn, ground, cracked, or whole?
  7. sammyh312

    sammyh312 Chirping

    May 22, 2011
    once theyre past starter, throw it out there and theyll eat it...not rocket science so dont over-think it, theyre just chickens [​IMG]

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