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Question on feeding hens at differant ages.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lovemychicns, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. lovemychicns

    lovemychicns Songster

    Sep 22, 2008
    Rockwell, NC
    I have a few questions about what you do when you have hens that are differant ages.

    I have one that just turned 20 weeks. the others range from 15 wks to 9 wks. I have 6 hens, two roos right now. If she starts laying and being fed layer how do I feed the others?
    Do I need to seperate her for feeding I think it would be impossible to seperate her from the others. They all run in a pak and eat at the same time?

  2. freshegg

    freshegg Songster

    May 15, 2008
    I just let all mine eat the layer pellets, I put a bowl of oyster shell out for them and give all scraps. im new this year to chickens but they seem healthy and happy my pullets just started to lay
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Flock Raiser. I give it to everyone. Chicks, hens, roo, and quail. Used to give it to my guineas too
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I agree with Coyote. If you have birds of all different ages you can feed flock raiser and offer oyster shell free choice. The hens that need it will take it.

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