Mixing adults with youngin's -- Feed Issue

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dwdoc, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. dwdoc

    dwdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have two adult birds 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.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    When I have juveniles with adults, I feed Grower to all of them with oyster shell on the side. I don't know any other way. I guarantee you they will eat the one you don't want them to.
     
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also use flock raiser with oyster on the side. if you have hens raising chicks you can't feed little ones one thing adults another it just doesn't work.
     
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I agree with the two above, feed to the younger group and provide oyster shells on the side.
     
  5. dwdoc

    dwdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to those who replied... There are still some great folks out there. Who knew I had to get into chickens to find them...LOL
     
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