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heritage meet birds Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by phoenix-silkie, May 21, 2016.

  1. phoenix-silkie

    phoenix-silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do i feed my heritage crosses to get the best result... i did start a little late to ask this but oh well. my birds are 7 weeks old and are just on layer feed.[​IMG]
    im getting some other males soon and want to feed them the right way. the breed i have right now are buff orpington crosses
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Layer feed is for actively laying birds ONLY. Growing chicks need unlimited access to a grower or starter feed with at least 18% protein content.
     
  3. phoenix-silkie

    phoenix-silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well the laying feed is 18%... why cant i feed layer feed
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Too much calcium. Not good for birds that aren't utilizing it for eggshell production. It can't be expelled, and will build up in the kidneys, causing eventual failure.
     
  5. phoenix-silkie

    phoenix-silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thanks so much
     

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