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Feeds in coop with different ages chickens

Hi I have a question regarding grower and layer pellets.
We have our chicks in a brooder now but in a few weeks when they are 10-12 weeks old they will move into our regular coop outside. But layer pallets state that they are only suitable from 16 weeks old. How do you feed different feeds to one coop with different ages chickens inside? :)

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

I don't think there is any easy solution to that. We put a small movable house and run in the same enclosure as the big hens. They get used to each other this way too. They can then join the main flock when bigger and ready for layer pellets.

Joseph lawler
Monday, May 10th, 2021

You should wait till the young ones are big enough to defend themselves against the older birds,moving them into a regular coop with older birds means changing diet and coops which is not a good idea and can stress the younger birds.
Better to wait until they have moved onto layers pellets and add extra feed and water stations when moving them so they are,nt bullied away from feed and water.

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

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