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

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rebecca10782, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    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.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    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.
  3. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    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.
  4. lengel

    lengel Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    I'm struggling with the same question myself so I can't help but . . .

    love your avatar - that's one beautiful dog.
  5. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Why thank you [​IMG] He loves the camera

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