How to feed both laying and non laying birds that eat together?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by briannanoelle1, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. briannanoelle1

    briannanoelle1 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2016
    We have 6 pullets:

    19 Weeks Old:
    1 Ameraucana - started laying on Sunday 6/12/16 (an egg a day so far :p)
    2 Ameraucana's - not laying yet
    2 White Leghorns - not laying yet

    11 Weeks Old:
    1 Rhode Island Red

    How should I incorporate laying food?

    Or should I just put out a separate tray of oyster shells for the laying bird to peck at? I'm worried that the 11 week old will eat it, I don't want to harm her.

    Right now they are all eating grower food.
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    No need to ever feed layer. There is no magic ingredient in it, just lower protein content and a lot more calcium. Grower is safe for all ages, stages, and genders. As long as you provide a calcium source for those that need it, you can feed grower from hatch all the way till the day they die.

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