30 hens When to switch to Layer Food?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ldrwnorman47, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. ldrwnorman47

    ldrwnorman47 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Hello All..

    I am curious when to start my hens on Layer food . They are 12 weeks old.
    Also what else other than the layer food do i give them?

    Thanks A lot
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    It depends on the brand of feed you have. Some may say switch at 18-20 weeks maybe, others say not to feed it until the onset of laying. So, check the directions on it and see what it what it recommends.

    Some people give out oyster shell, it helps keep the shell hard.
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    My feed directions say 18 wks and I plan to start weaning with a 50/50 mix at 17 wks. Birds are now 15 wks on 15% grower/finisher and free range and are doing remarkably well.[​IMG]

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