what to feed to who.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jferlisi, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Ok so i just got some baby chicks on Wednesday. I also have 18 weekers and 8 weekers. Is it ok for one to give the 8 weekers who eat with the 18 weekers laying mash or no? Also should i get the starter stuff for the new babies or would the laying mash. The local feed store was out of the starter feed and i forgot yesterday and when i went today they where closed so i have been feeding them laying mash. If i get the starter stuff is it ok for the larger girls to eat scratch or do they need layer feed too? I just ran out of the mash today. I know alot of questions and thanks for all the answers. Oh and the babies are separate from the rest of the flock.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I have had layers and babies together more than once. I fed everyone starter/grower, and put out oyster shell separately. Never did see a baby chick eat oyster shell; they couldn't have gotten much, if any. And the starter/grower certainly won't hurt the layers or the eggs, even if it is medicated. That is, if the medication is amprolium. Layer, on the other hand, can seriously harm a chick, cause major organ damage.
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    ok thanks. So do i add the oyster shell to the food or in a separate feeder?
     

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