what type feed for mixed flock of 1year olds and 12 week olds ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tlmotzkus, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. tlmotzkus

    tlmotzkus Out Of The Brooder

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    i am thinking of combining my 11 twelve week old rhodebars with my 7 one year old rhodebars. what type of feed should I feed them ?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Some would just feed layer, in the hope that the younger ones will tolerate the calcium at this age, but my preference would be a flock raiser or grower with oyster shell on the side. A segment of owners feed this all the time.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It's what I do. I only toss a handful of oyster shell in for 5 girls once a week. Their egg shells are fine.
     
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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with flockwatcher, my mixed age flock eats Flock Raiser or Grower/Finisher with calcium grit always available on the side.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Me too. I never use layer feed as I always have non-laying or male birds. All-in-one, with oyster shell when I think of it.
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    A grower or a multi purpose, flock raiser and give oyster shell on the side, with so many birds here of various ages, roos and drakes and ducks too, i use no layer.. just go for a multi purpose and give oyster shell.
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I feed an all flock or flock raiser 20% to my chickens and roosters. Unmedicated chick feed is pretty much the same thing. I keep a coffee can full of crushed oyster shell available, and throw out egg shell chips to the hens for extra calcium.
     
  8. tlmotzkus

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    thanks for the advise
     

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