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6 month old chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by leonaduncan48, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. leonaduncan48

    leonaduncan48 Hatching

    Dec 15, 2015
    I have not gotten a feeder yet. I just got my chickens a month ago. At first I was feeding them 4 to 6 cups of chick starter a day. I have 11 chickens. Then they acted like they were starving to death so I upped it to 8 then 10 cups. Now they want to eat the grass instead of the chick starter and I think they are starting to lay. Should I change to layer food and oyster shell? I'm getting a feeder also.

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Start offering oyster shell in a separate container. When they're all laying, switch to layer.
  3. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Songster

    Jul 16, 2007
    Long Island NY
    I would switch to a layer pellet after you use up your grower feed if they are starting to lay.

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