In the Brooder
- Apr 21, 2013
We have 5 hens and 1 rooster and they are about 3 months old now (just an estimate). And they are eating the finisher food and we have given them some sun flower seeds and some lettuce so far. I tried to give them some yogurt and they wouldn't eat it and looked at it confused haha. But I have read where people give their chickens oyster shells or crushed up egg shells? Should I be doing this and how often? And where do I get them from? What are the main essential foods I should be giving my chickens for good health and nice eggs? I am new to this and trying to get as much info as I can. And also should I switch their food to layer? I have read a lot of people feeding that but I'm not sure at what age I should switch them. My rooster just started crowing today!!! Very exciting thing but now I am thinking the chickens may not bee too far behind on maybe starting to lay eggs soon??? Any advice would be great! Thanks!