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17 week red star laid today... do I switch all of them over to layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by twinkids*tripletchicks, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. twinkids*tripletchicks

    twinkids*tripletchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure which of the 3 laid. They currently are on starter crumbles. Do I switch them over now to layer feed even though they are younger than the 24 weeks that the feed store recommended to me? Thank you!
     
  2. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, the age they state to start feeding "layer" is just a guideline giving the "average" age a chicken starts laying. You may want to also give them oyster shell.
     
  3. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I started mine about a week before they actually began laying.
     
  4. twinkids*tripletchicks

    twinkids*tripletchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I'll get some tomorrow.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    [​IMG] I have three of what I believe are red sex-links, and they all started on layers feed right from the time they started to develop combs [​IMG] Especially the younger ones, we simply couldn't keep up with buying two types of feed so they ate layers from maybe five or six weeks old!
     
  6. ky-chicken-farmer

    ky-chicken-farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I start mine on layer when they are 16 wks old, and had any problems
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, it's fine.
     

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