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

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    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

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    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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