9 wk speckled sussex

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CedarRidgeChicks, May 13, 2009.

  1. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    I have 12 9 wk old Sp. sussex..what feed should they be on..when to start Layena?? Thanks, Sandi
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having the same problem and I can't get a reply from anyone... Does anybody have ideas out there?
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Start feeding them "layer feed" when they start to squat, or when they actually start laying. Speckled Sussex sure are pretty birds.
     
  4. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    don't forget to give them oyster shell.

    One of my favorite chickens. Hardy, smart, long loved and pretty.

    Estelle was 8 when she passed away and still laid eggs, not too often but now and then.
     
  5. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My speckles are huge.. They sound like a bowling ball being tossed off the coop in the morning. [​IMG]
    They lay every day though! Well, almost!

    Anyway, my other thread about feed for pullets got an answer. Feed Flock raiser or Meat bird feed til lay, oyster shell on the side, if you aren't giving them chick starter. I hear that you shouldn't feed starter much past 6 or 7 weeks.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009

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