what age can chicks start eating egg maker crumble

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by millersdawn616, May 26, 2011.

  1. millersdawn616

    millersdawn616 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2011
    hi i have a mixed flock. i have year old birds who are eating egg maker crumble but i have to bring babys up soon becouse they are getting to big. they are 1 month old and i was wondering if the exesive amount of calcium would hurt them. i know when there baby babys they are not sopoz to eat adult food so what age is ok?????
  2. I switched mine all over to grower food 22% protein with no calcium when the babies started eating the adult feed. I was told at two grain stores that the calcium will damage or kill them if it is their only food. You can switch them onto egg maker food with calcium at 6 months or when they start laying.
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Feed them all a high protein feed, like flock raiser, and put out a dish of oyster shells. The'll eat what they need to make strong shells.
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Quote:Probably the best way to handle a flock of mixed ages.

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