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Can I start my 12 wk old RIR's on layer pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by J. Jamison, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. J. Jamison

    J. Jamison In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2008
    NE Arkansas
    I need to move my 12 week old RIR's out with my big chickens because I need the room for my stars. They have been on flockraiser and are really big, they have grown sooo much. Eveything that I have read says to wait until 18-20 weeks before I put them on layer but I REALLY need to move them. I am kinda new to this chicken stuff so I wanted some opinions.


  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    yup,, @ 3 months old they'll be just fine.

    EDIT: ta add,, i would mix their food half-n- half the first couple days,, then right over to "grown-up" food
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2008

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