new chicks in mid march ontario

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicalicious, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. chicalicious

    chicalicious New Egg

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    Getting hatchday barred rock chicks mid march to b raised by broody colombian rock.dont need heat but should i switch to chick feed for everyone or keep separate feeds?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes. chick starter for everyone. You may want some oyster shell in another container in case the laying hens want it (the chicks won't bother it.) You can feed the whole flock starter, grower or a flock raiser feed year round if you wish. If you happen to get starter feed with amprolium, you can still eat the eggs, as the amprolium stays almost entirely in the gut where the cocci eat it.
     

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