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Layer Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cwcrouch, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. cwcrouch

    cwcrouch Hatching

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    I have a feed that says Layer, Broiler, and Turkey. It is a crumble. Is it harmful to non laying birds?

    Thanks for all insight.
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Yes, you don't want to give non laying chickens a layer feed, it's high in calcium and can hurt the development of other birds. This is especially true of young birds - before laying age.

    I have no experience with other birds, just chickens, so someone else will have to chime in for them.
     
  3. cwcrouch

    cwcrouch Hatching

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    Why would the bag say it's for broilers and turkeys also?
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

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    Can you post of pic of the label or nutrition tag?
    Who manufactured the feed?
    What does the nutrition tag say?

    Layers, turkeys, broilers..... to me means this feed is meant for birds about 18 weeks of age.... but it should say SOMEWHERE on the bag or tag who is supposed to be fed this feed....
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  5. cwcrouch

    cwcrouch Hatching

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    I'll check when i get home and get back to you. Thanks for the replies.
     

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