I got a flock block, guess I shouldnt have..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Momagain1, May 18, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    I didnt do research here first...

    but the pkg says not to use until they are 16 wks or something like that...

    why? my girls are 12 wks and eat treatws like nuts...they also free range and eat sand in their run when I do have them enclosed...

    is there something in there that will hurt them if they eat it before recommended age on said pkg??

    I do see where you can make your own easily enough here..but because i was new and didnt know...lesson learned...

    I hate having that thing sit around another month or so...


    AND:

    question from hubby that i dont know answer to:

    Can we get wild bird seed to give them from bird store? its much much cheaper there...

    as well as; plain cracked corn raw...???
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  2. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave my chicks mixed bird seed at 3-4 weeks. They loved it and it was fine. I would give it to them in moderation, and make sure you watch their poop to make sure they don't get the scoots. I also fed them instant oats which they loved!
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Can you bring it back to the store with your receipt and get a refund? [​IMG]
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    If you have free choice grit supplied I'd imagine they will be fine.
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I looked at the flock block my self and I'm trying to remember why I didn't purchase it. I am thinking the calcium level is too high, but I can't be 100% sure it's been awhile since I looked at it.
     

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