Seperated feed help

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Yoyo with chick, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Yoyo with chick

    Yoyo with chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if I have chickens at different ages how do I seperate the feed?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Morning,

    I asked this question a short time ago and the general feeling is to give them all grower feed with crushed oyster set out all the time for the older girls to eat as desired. My birds are 8 months and 3 months. The older girls are laying but not the younger ones yet. Once they are all laying, I'll probably put them all on the layer feed since I already have quite a bit of that.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    For the most part if I've ever put out two types of feed, they all went for the starter feed. My point is that you can't separate them unless they're in a different pen. If you are feeding a grower and have active layers, make sure there is plenty of oyster shell or other calcium source always available. I keep a container next to the feeders and another next to the nests. They eventually rely on having the shell at a specific location and will seek it out when the egg enters the shell gland.
     

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