How to feed


In the Brooder
Feb 11, 2017
Richmond County NC
Ok so I have 11 chicks about 3 to 4 months I also have 5 chickens about 1 to 1 a half old they are all in the same coop FINALLY how do I keep older chickens from wafting the grower feed and them eating there mash thanks 20170511_183312.jpg

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
8 Years
Mar 9, 2014
My Coop
My Coop
Thete is no issue with laying birds eating nonlayer ration, but there is potential harm in the younger birds eating layer feed so the easiest answer is feed everyone non-layer ration (many, myself included, go this route). Simply provide supplemental calcium for the laying birds. If the reverse were true a "creep feeder" that allowed only the smaller birds to get to the feed within would work, but would be ineffective for "protecting" feed in this situation as its the younger birds you want to keep out.

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