12 week old

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kelly, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. kelly

    kelly Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    My RIR is 12 weeks old, when can I give her laying pallets? Shes about the same size as the older hens but I have her in a separate pen and can't put her in with the others till she can have laying pallets. Thanks.

  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    The two schools of thought I know of are to either start at 17-18 weeks or wait till she actually starts laying. I got my pullets at roughly 17 weeks old and started them on layer mash with no problems, even for the one that didn't start laying for nearly 2 months.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    If you have plenty of Starter/Grower or whatever you are feeding her now, I wouldn't put her on a layer feed til she reaches 18 weeks old.....

    No sooner than 16 or 17 weeks in my opinion to place her on a layer feed...she is too young ...

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