Need help ASAP with feed Q!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Leah and peeps, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a small flock of 8 week olds that are just finishing off a bag of med. chick starter. I will be adding 5 more laying (or almost laying) birds next week. The problem is, the older birds should be on layer feed, but im not sure if the 8 week olds are old enough for that yet. Or are they able to eat it? What if they are too young for it? How am i supposed to keep them from not eating one anothers feed??
    And also if they cant eat it what type of food should i buy for them?

    I have to know APSP becuase the little ones are almost done the starter and we need to go to the feed store to buy the new feed.
    Thanks in advance!! [​IMG]
     
  2. sotelomary

    sotelomary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Buy flockraiser. They can all eat this. Keep the oyster shell dish high enough where the little ones can't get it.

    Mary
     
  3. Adopted Chickenman

    Adopted Chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like clucking good advise! [​IMG]
     
  4. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the advice [​IMG] The only problem is that i dont think that my feed store carries that type. I will call them and ask.
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Buy a grower or broiler feed that isn't medicated. Flockraiser is just a brand, it's nothing special.
     

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