chick feed

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by sherry22, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. sherry22

    sherry22 Hatching

    Dec 7, 2013
    when is the best time to switch from chick start to layena
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    You should most likely keep your flock on chick starter feed until you get your first egg. Your post is rather 'thin' on many chicks do you have? How old are they right now?

    Once you begin to get eggs that is the time to switch them over to layer feed. Myself, I feed Purina Layena crumbles.
  3. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chirping

    Nov 3, 2014
    We recommend switching your chickens from Start & Grow to Layena at 18 weeks of age. As you transition from one diet to another, it is important to have a transition period (7-10 days) where you mix the feeds together. This will help avoid digestive upsets and allow your birds to get used to the taste and texture of their new feed.

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