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Please help I want healthy birdies

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ncCHICKS, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 hens, a Ameraucana (or EE since muff and beard arent' well developed), producton red, and a Dominique.

    What should I feed they are 8 weeks and are now on the scratch. It has crushed corn, oat, and bunch of other seeds.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They should be on starter/grower or if available in your area just grower.
    If you are feeding anything other than the grower, you need to supplement with grit.
    Keep them on the starter/grower until about 20 weeks or when you get your first egg. Then you switch to layer, either crumbles or pellet form and supplement with crushed oyster shell.
    If you are going to continue to offer the scratch you described then you are definitely going to need the grit to help them digest the seeds.
     
  3. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will grit for smaller birds like canaraies work?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep, it'll work just fine.
    They do sell pullet sized grit, but it is pretty big.
     

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