Laying Feed for roos?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenPeep, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hey everyone! This is a pretty simple question but my chickens will start laying pretty soon. We ran out of food and the food we stocked up on this time is laying food. I also have 2 roos however. Is laying food okay for roos to eat? If it isnt, what should i do? There is ABOSOULITELY NO WAY i would ever get rid of my buddy roos.
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hello people?!?! Not to be rude but id really like some help! Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  3. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all my roosters have always eatin laying mash
     
  4. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lay feed is just fine. Just watch out they might begin to lay eggs. Joking. Sorry but you make it too easy. [​IMG]
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    They'll be fine.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm new to the forum this year, but I read it daily, so I'll share what I did. My chicks are all different breeds, several bantams with large breeds and smaller breeds, along with a bunch of roos. They are 16 weeks now, so I changed them to Purina Flock raiser which is fairly close in ingredients to their old feed Start and Grow without the meds for coccidia. When they start to lay eggs I will offer oyster shell for calcium that the roos will ignore. That way if I have more chicks in the future, everyone can stay on this same food. It has 20 % protein compared to 18 % in their old food and costs the same.
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Thanks for the advice everyone! i now feel good about what im doing!
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  8. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always wondered about this too, but how could you possibly make the Roo eat some other food? I decided even if the layer feed has too much calcium there is nothing to be done.
     

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