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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BillT, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. BillT

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    We have 17 week old hens that should be laying in a few weeks (HOPE HOPE HOPE) and we also have 8 week old pulletts in the same coop.
    What should we feed them when the older ones are ready to lay and the younger ones need to be on starter / grower feed?

    Thanks in advance

    Bill
     

  2. NevadaRon

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    Purina Flock Raiser, with oyster shell on the side for the layers.
     
  3. BillT

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    Quote:Will that work for the little ones also?
     
  4. GermanChick

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    It is ok for the 8 weeks old. That's why it is called Flock Raiser, for Flocks with different kinds of life stages and even different kind of poultry......
     
  5. BillT

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    It is ok for the 8 weeks old. That's why it is called Flock Raiser, for Flocks with different kinds of life stages and even different kind of poultry......

    Thanks

    Bill
     
  6. Cindy in PA

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    You can use any grower type feed (18-20%), Flock Raiser is just the Purina brand.
     
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  8. BillT

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    Quote:I'm now using Dumor Chick Starter/Grower 20%, so if I understand correctly, keep feeding this and have oyster shell available in a few weeks when the older ones start laying.

    Sorry I'm so dumb about this, I just want to feed them the right stuff.

    Bill
     
  9. cybercat

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    No take them off the starter. Dunmor is the cheap version of Purina. Go to the Flock Raiser much better. You will see a big improvment in you flock. Also check your local Yellow Pages un Feed store or mills. You can find better feed than Purnina at a way better price.
     
  10. Cindy in PA

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    Quote:They have the same ingredients listed on the bag, so how do we know Dumor is worse than Purina? I've used both in the past & never noticed a difference.
     

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