Introduced 1 week old X-rocks with other chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Salt and Light, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Introduced 28 x-rock chicks to my other 9 egg layers and absolutely nothing happened. The older chickens were actually scared of the little bittys.

    I've read so many horror stories about introducing chicks but my experience was totally uneventful.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are the chicks and how do you ensure they are eating the chick feed and not the layer feed? I'm glad to hear it went well.

    Jody
     
  3. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are 1-week old and everyone eats the same food.
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am not very knowlagable about chickens myself, but I did read that chicks have to eat starter grower for about 20 weeks then you can let them eat layer mech, so I will do my investigation if I was in your situation bevore leting the young chicks eat the adult's feed.
    Omran.
     
  5. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have stated this in my previous post but everyone eats Purina starter/grower. I haven't switched the hens to the layer and I don't think I will, at least based on what I'm seeing now.
     

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