Starter and layer pellets.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crooked stripe, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I keep medicated starter and Layena pellets in the coop. My broody has moved her chicks into the coop. The older chickens seem to prefer the starter. It hasn't hurt the broody but she is not laying. The yokes of the chickens are turning pale. Shells still in good shape. What is one to do? This has been going on over 2 weeks now.
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Are you keeping the starter in the coop for the chick's benefit?

    If you only want the broody to eat her layer feed, maybe sprinkle some sunflower seeds or her favorite treats on it. And keep the starter feed where only the little chicks can get at it.

    Does anybody else have any suggestions?
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    The chick starter is higher in protein. I am sure that is why they are choosing it. It won't hurt them.

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