Mixing adults with youngin's -- Feed Issue

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dwdoc, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. dwdoc

    dwdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have two adult bird in quarantine but when it is time to add them to my coop how do I control who gets what feed? I'll have some on Grower feed and the adult hens are on Layer feed. How does one ensure each age bird is getting the age appropiate food?

    Thanks for the assist.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd just feed em the grower feed and supplement with some oyster shell..........
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

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    I feed my entire flock Grower/Finisher feed, and supplement with crushed oyster shell free choice. I have all different ages in my flock. I haven't fed layer feed in a year and everything's fine.
     
  4. Badbaby05

    Badbaby05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Currently doing the same [​IMG]
     
  5. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question ...thanks for the answers from the more experienced members....

    I hope to be facing the same issue sometime next year and now I know the answer.
     
  6. Faith Hope

    Faith Hope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also feed them flock raiser, but what about the baby chicks? Can they also have the flock rasiser? I currently have my first broody sitting on 5 eggs on day 16.
     
  7. Faith Hope

    Faith Hope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also feed them flock raiser, but what about the baby chicks? Can they also have the flock rasiser? I currently have my first broody sitting on 5 eggs on day 16.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My broody hatched her chicks today in the juvenile coop. I switched the whole flock in that coop over to something called "Allway Kernels". It's basically the same thing as flockraiser - an unmedicated starter, grower and layer in one.
    You just have to make sure to offer the layers some oyster shell on the side, since it's lower in calcium than layer feed.
     

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