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What to feed 2-month old chickens ??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by asooomaa, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. asooomaa

    asooomaa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I want to explain what is the appropriate food to feed my 2-month old flock ?? ( Sorry If there are mistakes in language, I'm Swiss) not a good english speaker
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    mine free range and get layer mesh, what did you have in mind?
    i have a neighbor who grew up during the great depression in the US and he recalls a time you didnt feed chickens they were on there own, of course they free ranged as well
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I'd recommend grower feed (mash or crumbles). If you can't find grower (or maintenance) feed, then I would keep them on starter. Usually you do not switch to the layer feed until they are near the age of laying (or after the first egg is layed).[​IMG] Hope this helps!
     
  4. asooomaa

    asooomaa Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens aren't almost free-range , you can say semi-free range, but they are caged in a barn thats ground is soil and grass
     
  5. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    could you ever free range them? or is predators or neighbors a problem?
    mine free range and it saves a ton on feed
     
  6. asooomaa

    asooomaa Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't free range them, my yard is grown with some vegetables and flowers, but I want to make a good recipe myself, can you help ?
     
  7. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    what do you mean a good recipe? ways to save money on the feed bill absoulty i can try to help
     
  8. asooomaa

    asooomaa Out Of The Brooder

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    I mean a good mixture ( homemade ) to feed the chickens ,,

    thanx
     
  9. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    ok hats what i thought you meant, the best place to look is lionsgrip.com then you can add or subtract ingrediants to what your local grain mill has in stock, i go to a mill as it is a lot cheaper then a feed store, and here its local grown grains as well
     
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