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Almost Time to Lay - Switch Feed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bionic_chicken, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    Spring, TX
    My girls are 17 weeks Monday. When do I switch to Layer Ration? Is it medicated? The girls are on medicated starter, still. If they lay their first egg on this feed, is it safe to eat? Thanks for the help!

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can eat the eggs if they are still eating starter, but at that age, you could, if you are out of starter, buy a bag of layer. I usually wait till I see the first egg before feeding layer, however, lately with my mixed group, they get layer a tad earilier than they used to. Layer is never medicated.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2008

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