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Changing feeds, how long to see a difference?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by columbiacritter, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    We are changing from a pelleted, but quality food, to an organic whole grain feed. How long would you think it would take to see a change in the chickens or their eggs?

    These hens also free range everyday on a lovely grass and clover field.

  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    You may never see a difference if the old feed was otherwise nutritionally complete, especially seeing as how you're free-ranging them as well.

    But you might. In my experience it takes about two to four weeks if there is going to be any noticeable difference.

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