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Starter vs Scratch

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DarleneE, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. DarleneE

    DarleneE Songster

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    My hens are 7 weeks old. I was told I should feed them starter till 6 mos old then the laying feed and that scratch should not be given unless only as a treat. Another told me they should be eating just scratch now?? These are my first chickens and I'm totally confused now!! Help please!!!!!
     
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  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

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    Go with the first. Scratch is just a treat. It's a good training tool to get them to come home when you need to as well.
     
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  3. DarleneE

    DarleneE Songster

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    THANK YOU!!!!
     

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