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Mixing laying hens and new chicks...how to insure each gets their proper feed type

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jake1978, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. jake1978

    jake1978 Hatching

    Jul 28, 2011
    I have 2 ,5 year old hens. Getting approx 6 eggs a week between the 2 of them. I now also have 18 3 week old chicks in a seperate brooding area. When can I put all together and how would I feed layer pellets and chick starter in the same coop? Since I only have 2 old hens could I just put out starter crumbles/pellets. Thanks for any suggestions

  2. SueT

    SueT Crowing

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    The general advice on this site has been to give everyone the starter/grower feed.
    ps--- must be NON MEDICATED so the eggs won't be affected.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2016

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