Layena Crumbles...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by urbanfarmers, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. urbanfarmers

    urbanfarmers Out Of The Brooder

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    Are crumbles for chickens of all ages or just for chickens that are 18 weeks and older? My husband bought some yesterday for our chickens and told me that the chicks could have them...they are about 10 weeks. I want to be sure who to give these to before putting it in the coop/run.
     
  2. Vedwards

    Vedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are ten weeks and i give them some for something different.
     
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Layena is a feed that has calcium in it for egg layers. Crumbles just is how the feed is cut up. Some will be mash, some crumbles, some pellets etc. Layena is for laying hens because too much calcium for younger chickens is bad for them. Give them a starter formula or a grower formula instead of a layer (layena) type.
     
  4. urbanfarmers

    urbanfarmers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the heads up. We have them on a grower formula and give our hens oyster shells to help their eggs. I will be sure to keep it out of their reach for several more weeks. Thanks again!!!
     

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