stupid question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by txredneckmedic, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can my rooster eat layer pellets?
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, roosters can eat anything hens can eat since they're all chickens. The only thing about the layer pellets is that they contain calcium which roosters don't necessarily need. But it won't hurt anything.
     
  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    If he is an adult then yes.

    The only danger is when youngters who are still in that explosive growth stage eat layer, they can't rid themselves of the excess calcium fast enough and can end up with organ damage.
     
  4. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he is about 6 months old so i dont see him growing much more. Also is the layer pellets ok for ducks?
     
  5. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two ducks have been eating layer pellets for about three years now and they walk like, quake like and swim like a duck so I guess they are still ducks [​IMG]
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not a stupid question. i am very happy to learn the answer also. [​IMG]
     
  7. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    scooter...i just wasnt sure if the calcium would hurt them or not
     
  8. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The calcium will not hurt them.

    My little remark was suppose to be a crack at a joke or my way of saying it wouldn't hurt them.

    Like another said there is no such thing as a dumb question, cause if you don't ask you will not learn.


    I hope you didn't take it as being sarcastic or mean or anything and if you did I definately didn't mean it that way.
     
  9. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    na its cool. I decided to go with the flockraiser since I have ducks also and put a bowl of oyster shells out. Within 2 hours of putting the new food and oyster shell I got another egg.
     
  10. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice!

    I mix 50/50 layer and meat bird feed because I have older hens, lots of roosters and two ducks.

    I think they do better on the mix compared to just layer. Oyster shell free choice always of course. [​IMG]
     

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