Integrating flock: laying hens eating medicated starter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by merlotmudpies, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. merlotmudpies

    merlotmudpies Out Of The Brooder

    35
    5
    26
    Nov 11, 2013
    Southern CA
    Total newbie question: I've successfully (so far) begin integrating two 8-9w RIRs with my three adult ladies (2 RIRs and 1 Buff Orpington). Right now my littles are on medicated chick starter and my bigs are on Freedom lay pellets. My bigs free range the majority of the time so don't eat much feed bit they find the medicated starter new and therefore irresistible. If they get into it are their eggs still safe?
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,699
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    1 person likes this.
  3. I would give them some oyster shells for calcium, though. The big hens will eat as much as they need, the little ones should leave it alone.
     
  4. johnnyj216

    johnnyj216 Out Of The Brooder

    40
    1
    26
    Nov 30, 2013

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by