how to seperate feed between chicks and hens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jmanderson777, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. jmanderson777

    jmanderson777 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to figure out how to separate the feed between my laying hens and my chicks when I put them together. My coop is 4x8 with the door to the run on one of the 4' walls with laying boxes all along one of the 8' walls. I am thinking maybe placing the chicks feed inside a dog crate or something small made out of welded wire that the hens can't get into. Any thoughts or suggestions.
     
  2. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    It's more harmful for the chicks to get the layer food than vise versa. I normally just let everyone have non medicated chick starter/grower and free choice oyster shell until the chicks are 6 months. The laying hens still lay strong hard eggs.
     

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