What to feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by terrilhb, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Ok my chickens are 6 months old. RIR's. We just started them on laying mash and are also feeding them scratch grain. each food is in a different container. I also give them oyster shells. and treats. is this what i am supposed to be feeding them? thanks
     
  2. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what i feed mine:)
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    thanks. appreciate it very much
     
  4. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    layer Pellets are better than mash for 6 month old. Don't feed too much corn, give it to them just for something to scratch.
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:I would agree with this. Typically, chickens will eat scratch and ignore their layer feed if both are offered. If that's the case, then they're not getting the proper nutrients for health and egg laying. Or if you're offering both in containers, then I would only offer a bit of scratch so that you KNOW the bulk of their food intake is well balanced.
     

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