My 6 pullets are 14 wks, not laying yet. They are in a pretty open but rainproof coop with attached run & have 24 hr supplemental heat lamp as temps are below freezing at night. We're in south central Alaska, so we have just under 10hrs of daylight, losing 6 min/day. We've had snow, but we still have maybe a week - 3 weeks before we have snow on the ground for the rest of the winter. I'd like to move the pullets into the bigger more sheltered coop with my 6 layers and rooster while they still have dry ground in that attached run so they have room to sort out their pecking order. My dillemma is: what do I feed 14 wk old non laying pullets that would also be good for my mature laying hens.
My pullets are still on chick starter - 22% protein. I could get Pullet Grower - 15% protein or All Purpose Poultry Ration - 17% protein and 2.90 - 3.10% calcium. My laying hens are already on 16% layer ration. Any feedback would be helpful. My main concern is not giving the pullets too much calcium, while giving my layers enough protein.