Can I switch to layer feed early?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hockeygirl56, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. hockeygirl56

    hockeygirl56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2011
    Allenton, MI
    My chickens are almost 5 months so I bought layer feed a little bit ago in anticipation of them laying eggs by the time I ran out of the grower feed. Unfortunately I'm almost out of grower feed and still no eggs...I'd rather not buy a 50 lb bag of grower just to have them start laying soon it ok to start them on layer a little early?
  2. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2011
    Mcminnville, Oregon
    shure you can. I usually start mine before lay too.
  3. arcatamarcia

    arcatamarcia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    Mine have been on layer crumbles since I got them at about 12 weeks because that's all I could get organic. My understanding is it has a bit more calcium, which can't be a bad thing if they're getting ready to lay. I hear it isn't good on little chicks, but your adolescents will be fine.

    Mine are about the same age as yours. The anticipation is killing me!

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