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What to feed mixed age flock?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by clucknpeck, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks- 12 chicks that are 4 weeks old, and 2 one week old, in the same brooder.
    After tomorrow I will also have 2 chicks that are 2 days old, and 3 that are 5 weeks old.
    The 2 day old chicks will probably be put in the same brooder as the first chicks because they are from the same hatchery, the 5 week old chicks will be quarantined for a week because they are from a breeder.

    With so many varying ages in one brooder, do I keep buying chick feed? Or should separate older from younger so the older can have developer feed while the younger has chick feed?
    Just trying to figure out if I should not buy the 50lb bag of chick feed today. Thanks!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Try FlockRaiser
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    x2

    That's all I use.
     
  4. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! And Kevin, you have commented on more than one of my posts. Thanks for being so helpful!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's no problem at all! If you have any questions that aren't getting answered feel free to PM me.
     

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