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Originally Posted by Cindy in PA View Post

You can keep your chickens together.  Starter or grower (18-22%) is fine for layers!  In fact many people feed this feed for the chickens whole lives. Don't feed layer to the chicks, the calcium is too high.  Starter/grower is fine.
I heard that if the protein is higher than 16%, the chickens egg shells get too hard and then they have laying problems.
Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes, Ameraucanas, and Welsummers
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I feed an "All Flock"  that contains 22% protein this way all growth stages are covered. I supplement he's that are laying extra calcium by providing them with a side dish elevated (out of reach of the peepers) of oyster shell that they pick from at their leisure.  I never had a problem with his method.  My laying hens get much more choice garden scraps then the peepers, which naturally lowers there protein intake.


Edited by Dom'sHEns - 6/20/16 at 12:43pm
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