Scratch Grains/ Cracked Corn

chickencrazy9

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 7, 2014
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I have 10 seven week old ladies. Can I feed them scratch grains and/or cracked corn?

What's the difference?

Thanks!,
Kim
 

lightchick

Crowing
5 Years
Apr 3, 2014
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You can feed them scratch grain but only if you have grit for them.
The difference is that scratch grain usually has, cracked corn, oats and wheat and cracked corn is cracked corn.
 

chickencrazy9

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 7, 2014
49
0
34
Oregon Coast
You can feed them scratch grain but only if you have grit for them.
The difference is that scratch grain usually has, cracked corn, oats and wheat and cracked corn is cracked corn.:D  

What if they have access to dirt where they can scratch for rocks and such? They're also still on chick starter crumbles.

Scratch grains sounds more tasty. I was going to try and use it to train them up the ramp and into the coop. Don't really know if that'll work!
 

Sadie57

Chirping
10 Years
Nov 25, 2009
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Southern TN.
Glad you asked that, my Bantams are the same age and was also wondering if too early for scratch. And, when, do we change from chick starter?
 

lightchick

Crowing
5 Years
Apr 3, 2014
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Minnesota
What if they have access to dirt where they can scratch for rocks and such? They're also still on chick starter crumbles.

Scratch grains sounds more tasty. I was going to try and use it to train them up the ramp and into the coop. Don't really know if that'll work!
The best thing is grit if your feeding scratch, but I think it'd be OK to give it to them.
Glad you asked that, my Bantams are the same age and was also wondering if too early for scratch. And, when, do we change from chick starter?
You can change from chick starter to chick grower by now unless you have chick starter/grower mix. It usually says on the bag when to switch to layer or all flock pellets.
 
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