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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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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

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

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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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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100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. 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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