Hens + 4mo chicks... what do I feed them??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by clemston, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. clemston

    clemston In the Brooder

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    I recently put my (laying) hens and 4 month old chicks together... what should I feed them? It won't be possible to feed them seperately- is it OK for these chicks to have layer feed or do they need the extra protein/vitamins/etc. that's in chick food??
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    I have a mixed age flock and everyone gets either starter/grower, grower or flock raiser. I never buy layer. I do offer oyster shell separately for the extra calcium that laying hens get in layer feed.
     
  3. R.M. Hens

    R.M. Hens Chirping

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    x2. Flock raiser for everyone and oyster shell on the side.
     

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