We have one hen and five 1 month olds, our hen needs layer feed...

rebecca10782

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and the chicks need regular feed. We don't want to seperate them, so how do we figure out the feeding situation? Also, they all eat very healthful oatmeal three times a day and get lots of fruit.
 

gritsar

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Can you set up a feeder that's too high for the chicks to get into, but at a good height for the hen. It should be level or just a teeny bit higher than her back.
Also, iffin it were me I wouldn't be giving the chicks that much treats. Once a day is fine, but they really need the complete nutrition of their starter right now. But that's just me.
 

rebecca10782

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Well the chicks can jump up pretty well, so I think they would probably be able to get to it, but we will try that and see how it goes.
The chicks still eat a ton of their food. But we make oatmeal from chopped whole grain oats, quinoa, raisins, cranberries...so we don't consider it a treat because everything in it is very fresh and nutritious.
 

lengel

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I'm struggling with the same question myself so I can't help but . . .

love your avatar - that's one beautiful dog.
 

rebecca10782

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Why thank you
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