What to feed during integration? hens are eating all the babies' food.

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  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    My little ones are on starter crumbles. they are around four months old now. I have integrated them fully with the big girls, but i am having a helluva time with the big girls eating the starter feed and the little ones not having anything to eat (the big girls are on layer pellets which i think are too big for the little ones as they are bantam). im on my way to the feed store, should i just put them all on flock raiser for now?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You will likely have to feed one thing: a Raiser or Grower and provide the hens shells on the side.
     
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    perfect, thanks
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yeah...I'm sorta' going through the same thing (and my little ones are bantams too). Mine are in separate coops/runs, but when I open up the runs to let them freerange, the big girls make a beeline for the little coop and the starter crumbles. I'm picking up a bag of Flock Raiser this weekend [​IMG]
     
  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Quote:yeah it stinks because i have them all in the same run right now, ive just split the run in two. so when i take down the barrier, the big girls go running at their food and the little ones freak out, haha.
     

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