Need Help with this please.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crzychicken, May 7, 2009.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to the feed store later today this is what I need help with. I have 29 grown alsomost 1year old hens on Layer feed
    but I have 2 Xbroody hens with there babies and they will be jioning the flock soon what do I feed layer and grower in another feeder will they know not to eat the the layer ? they have oster shells also always

    or do I feed all grower with oster shells ? They free range also

    Thank you

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    Last edited: May 7, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    You may wish to separate out the broodies w/ their chicks and give them just chick feed.
     
  3. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have them in there own section of the coop right know but mama wants out her chicks are 8 weeks she laid a egg the other day in the nest I have no idea what to do 1st year with chickens
     
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  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if she laid she wants to ditch the young birds
    so really I would just take out the hen and leave the young birds alone as they really don't need her
    yhen the chicks can have the grower feed minus the oyster shell
    if you feed grains whole then you need to feed granite grit to the chicks
    that would be the best situation for all concerned
    they really don't need the older hen and she is laying so her natural instincts have gone from the chicks
    she wants to be a hen again
     
  5. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will I need to intergrate the chicks like chicks not hatched in the coop
     

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