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6 month old chickens

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I have not gotten a feeder yet. I just got my chickens a month ago. At first I was feeding them 4 to 6 cups of chick starter a day. I have 11 chickens. Then they acted like they were starving to death so I upped it to 8 then 10 cups. Now they want to eat the grass instead of the chick starter and I think they are starting to lay. Should I change to layer food and oyster shell? I'm getting a feeder also.
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Start offering oyster shell in a separate container. When they're all laying, switch to layer.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I would switch to a layer pellet after you use up your grower feed if they are starting to lay. 

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