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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 9jewels9, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. 9jewels9

    9jewels9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone, I am new to chickens and have a few questions.
    I have 3 white leghorns(8weeks old), 6 golden comets(5weeks old) and 2 EE(3 weeks old) The leghorns and comets are in the coop together. When can I ad my EE to the flock? I also have a question about feed. I have gotten my feed from Rural King-they only have 2 types -starter/grower for chicks up to 6 weeks old and layer for laying hens. What do i feed in between time???
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
     
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Hi and welcome from VA!

    I usually mix the starter grower with the layer for a while before switching to pure layer feed.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hello and [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    Since the Leghorns and Comets have probably already established the pecking order, it would be a good idea to add the EE's only after they are fully feathered. If the weather permits, you might try putting them out for a bit in a cage or kennel, so they can at least get aquainted. Either way, you are likely to have some fighting, so be prepared to supervise and rescue if needed!

    I feed my chickens chick starter until they start laying, because it's all I can find here. They usually start laying around 5-6 months here. Then they get lay pellets.

    Good luck, [​IMG]
     
  5. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    Welcome from Texas!
     
  6. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Illinois!

    We feed chick starter until they're almost ready to start laying. We mix chick starter and layer feed for a couple of weeks, and then put them only on layer.
     
  7. 9jewels9

    9jewels9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the info. This is a great site. and YES i am now addicted to chickens, can't wait for the eggs
     
  8. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    [​IMG] From NC
     
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  10. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
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