how do you feed diffferent feeds to each age when feeding a merged flock?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sueandthe6, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. sueandthe6

    sueandthe6 Chirping

    May 18, 2014
    southeast Pa
    I have two ten week old chicks now merged with my laying flock. I know the 10 weekers should not be getting the layer pellets but how do I do that? Since only the two leghorns (out of 7 adults) are laying anyway- can I simply stop the layer pellets and only offer the grower? the old girls love it but is it sufficient for them?
  2. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Songster

    Dec 10, 2013
    When I have younger chickens in with my older girls I feed everyone starter crumbles and have a separate smaller feeder with oyster shell for my layers. The chicks won't eat the oyster shell. I leave it like this until my younger chicks are at least 18 weeks old then go to layer pellets for all.
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  3. Free Feather

    Free Feather Songster

    Seperate them, or teach the babies to come to you to eat.
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

    Jul 28, 2008
    The grower is fine. I always use an all-flock/flock raiser feed instead of layer and add oyster shell on the side.

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