Should my cock be on layer?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Abriana, May 3, 2017.

  1. Abriana

    Abriana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just read in another post that calcium can build up in the kidneys of a chicken that is not actively laying and kill them. Obviously my cock is not laying so should he be having layer? He is about a year and two months and the hens are the same age, and have been laying since they were eighteen to twenty weeks old, so he has been having it for a while. Should I switch to grower and put out calcium supplement (The chickens won't eat calcium if they don't need it)? Has anyone ever had a problem with their cock on layer? Or does anyone know if what I read is true or false? Thanks in advance for any advice![​IMG]
     
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  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I have raised "cocks" for more than 1/2 a century and have never had a problem with them eating layer and I rarely free-ranged in all those years.
     

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