Hi I'm new and I have questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by antioxhchickens, May 23, 2016.

  1. antioxhchickens

    antioxhchickens New Egg

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    Hi I'm new to backyard chickens and I have a question about feeding when do I stop chick feed and start layer pellets and oyster shells and grit ?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You start grit when they are eating other treats rather than their chick feed, bugs , worms etc. If they are outdoors they can usually find their own grit from tiny stones and sand etc.

    I'm not sure on ages but, as hens approach point of lay - they can be put on layer feed with a side container of crushed oyster seed, they eat as needed. Roosters and younger chicks can be harmed by the added calcium in layer feed & oyster shell.. since they don't need it to produce strong egg shells.
     
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    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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