Integration of newbies to the flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bcollier9253, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. bcollier9253

    bcollier9253 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 RIR's and 3 ISA's all 5 months old. I integrated my newest girls a week or so ago (3 Amercaunas and 3 BA's) they are 2 months old. My question is how do I keep the older girls from eating the chick starter feed? And is there a problem with the big girls eating the medicated feed if we are eating the eggs?
    My coop is 9x12 and run is 14x16. I had the little ones in one of those cheap Rual King coops inside the run for about a month for a no touch see em approach before I let them together.
    They free range together... I say together but rather two separate groups and the big ones don't bother the little ones. In the coop it's a different story. It's like the newbies are pretty much scared to go out into the run and stay in the coop on the roost or poop board unless the big ones are out in the run.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Depends on what 'medication' is in the feed.
    If it's amprolium for coccidosis prevention, they are fine to eat.
    It's not really a medication but a thiamine blocker to deter the growth of the protozoa coccidia.
     
  3. bcollier9253

    bcollier9253 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool! Thanks!
     

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