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So what do I feed the roo?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HeadHen, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. HeadHen

    HeadHen Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    Houston, TX
    My pullets just turned 18 weeks old and since I got my first egg yesterday it is time to switch to Layena. My problem is that one of my birds turned out to be a roo. Is it safe for him to eat Layena with the other birds, or is the calcium going to be too much for him?
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I'm planning to do a finisher with oyster shell free choice so my hens get what they need and the roos don't get what they don't [​IMG]
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I checked with the folks at Purina when I wanted to switch to Layena. They told me it was fine for the roosters to eat it.
  4. ella

    ella Songster

    It's not perfectly ideal because he doesn't need the calcium, but I don't think it'll hurt him.

    I like using chick starter in the winter with oyster shell avaliable free choice. But I've had the adult boys on layer before, the oldest rooster is now 5 years old and he hasn't seemed to be adversly effected by it.

    It's different with chicks because they grow so fast, they process it differently.

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