16week and 21week layer feed switch?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joshissman, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. joshissman

    joshissman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 Welsummers 16 week and 2 buff Orpington's 21 weeks I ran out of feed today should I switch to dumor layer or stay on the grower?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You can/could go either way. Feed everyone a Flock Raiser type All Flock product such as Grower and offer a calcium supplement on the side. Or, your 16 week old birds are probably past the danger of being exposed to heavy doses of calcium for too long a period for their renal health. It's close.

    Me? I'd buy a bag of Grower and feed that for 4-6 more weeks. But, that's just me. My thinking is that I just cannot say with certainty that my 16 week old pullets won't wait until week 26 to start. We've got some strains that wait until week 36 to start. I wouldn't want them on Layer for months and months before laying.

    It's a close call. Do what you think is best.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013

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