Laying Pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken_Lover4567, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok if my roo eats laying pellets? I mean, I no he isn't going to lay an egg (hopefully). But I want to know if I need to have different feed in the coop for him, or if I should just let him eat laying pellets. [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    If you have him in with laying hens, there is not much you can do. There is a feed called rooster booster which is made for roos. The problem with layer feed is the calcium content. Roosters do not need that much calcium. However, for years people have been feeding their roos the same food as the laying hens and have been just fine.
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    No, the roo's don't need the calcium that's in the laying pellets, but the laying hens do. And the roo will eat whatever feed is there for his hens, so if you want him on his own feed you'd have to separate him into his own pen or a bachelor pen. However, other than the fact that the calcium content can be hard on a roo over many years, it will not otherwise hurt him.
     
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  4. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. [​IMG] As long as it doesn't kill him. I don't want to seperate him from his ladies. [​IMG]
     

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