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rooster feed mix?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lakehuroncluckers, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. lakehuroncluckers

    lakehuroncluckers In the Brooder

    Nov 7, 2007
    We feed medicated starter/grower to our chickens until 8 weeks, then starter/grower unmedicated until 10 weeks.
    Next is grower/finisher until 18 weeks.
    Then for layers its layer feed from then on.
    For roosters, we read to mix layer and scratch...

    We also heard that scratch is a good treat for chickens on cold winter nights to keep warm, so should we mix something else with layer for the roosters when it is hot summer days?

    Does the scratch give too much energy to already wound up roosters that seem to have fun ripping feathers out of each others necks?

  2. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Scratch is fine to mix in sparingly to all your adult birds. I would recommend instead of feeding layer pellets, to feed a finisher, plus provide oyster shells for your hens to eat as they need. Too much calcium is bad for roosters, and young fowl.
  3. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Songster 10 Years

    Feb 4, 2008
    Archie, MO
    I second that! [​IMG]

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