How to feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by candkbowden, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. candkbowden

    candkbowden Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
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    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    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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