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What do I feed chickens of various ages?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by can you hear me now?, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hens that are about a year old along with my new one that went out just a little bit ago and then I have a rooster. Now I am wanting egg production but on the other hand i am still wanting my little ones to grow. Then there is the rooster, is there a balanced feed i can give them, to meet all of these needs, or should I have 3 different feeders in there?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can put out flock raiser as well as a feeder of layer ration and provide extra oyster shell for calcium. They will eat what they need and the chicks and rooster will ignore what they don't need.
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    can you hear me now? :

    I have hens that are about a year old along with my new one that went out just a little bit ago and then I have a rooster. Now I am wanting egg production but on the other hand i am still wanting my little ones to grow. Then there is the rooster, is there a balanced feed i can give them, to meet all of these needs, or should I have 3 different feeders in there?

    well , I have also a varity of ages . I put out the laying pellets for the hens , and I also put out the grower feed for the teens . At times I notice hens are eating the grower and teens are eating the laying pellets .

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