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Hello. Newbie here. I've heard there are many types of feed and I'm wondering what age should you feed layer feed. Thanks.

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You can start it around 16 - 18 weeks, or when they show signs that they are getting ready to lay.  Or you can keep them on Multi-Flock (around 20% protein) all the time, and offer supplemental calcium.  

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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You can start it around 16 - 18 weeks, or when they show signs that they are getting ready to lay.  Or you can keep them on Multi-Flock (around 20% protein) all the time, and offer supplemental calcium.  


x2. The ideal rations are Starter from 0-8 weeks, Grower from 8-16 weeks, and layer 16-18+ weeks. Multiflock is ideal if you include cockerels or other species in your flock.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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