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Two different ages. Can I feed all layer crumble?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ThinkingChickens, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    I have two sets of girls. I have the older gals who are laying and the younger gals are almost 9 weeks. Can they all be fed layer crumble or do I still need to do grower crumble and layer crumble?
     
  2. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked the same thing a while back and the answer was no. Layer feed can hurt the younger chickens. I feed all mine grower/finisher feed and keep crushed oyster shell available for the layers.
     
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darklingstorm is correct. I would recommend feeding them all a Developer feed and supplkying egg shells or oyster shell in a seperate container. That's what I do when I have young and old together and the young ones stay away from the egg shells, they naturally seem to know when they need extra calcium and when they do not - plus the older ones do nto allow them to eat the egg shell if they get near it.
     

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