Questions on flock raiser with the chicks and adults, and oyster shell, and introducing chicks to th

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ragerkid2, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I plan on starting my chicks on chick feed inside. Until 6 weeks, then I'm putting them in the coop in a fenced off area. Until 9 mabye ten weeks? Do you think that would be a good age to introduce them to each other, since they have been in the same coop, but just fenced off? And then what would I feed them all? If I feed the layers and chicks flock raiser, I would need to give the adult hens oyster shell. But, how do I feed them that without the little chicke girls eating it too? Since its bad for their kidneys. Any help is greatly appreciated!!! :)
     
  2. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I use Nutrena Nature Wise All Flock 18 %. I also provide crushed oyster shell or crushed egg shells for the hens. I love this feed. There is less powder and the pellets are a little smaller than layer pellets. You can start them at 7 wks old.
     
  3. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you give them the oyster shell without the little ones eating it?
     

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