mixing pullets and hens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tinman9952, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. tinman9952

    tinman9952 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, i read that at 3 mos. it's ok to put them together, but if they don't get layer feed until they are 20 weeks old, how do you keep them from eating each others feed?
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    I don't think you can keep them from eating each other's feed unless you separate then during feeding time. but, its ok if the younger ones eat some layer feed
     
  3. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to put them together and feed them all the same, try FlockRaiser by Purina. It is made for all ages of chicks and pullets and you can just supplement woth oyster shell for the big girls to give them the extra calcium WHEN they start laying if they are not already.
     
  4. tinman9952

    tinman9952 Out Of The Brooder

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    thx, I'll look for that flockraiser. I only have 4 hens and the one on the bottom of the pecking order is looking forward to having someone to boss around.
     

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