chicken (s) laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ruchickn, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. ruchickn

    ruchickn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY chicken or chickens have started to lay first I got small eggs then in between now one large one . I have seven about the same age , about eighteen weeks they or she started last week. what I would like to know now is do I start to give them laying feed? [​IMG]
     
  2. SueBaby

    SueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the eggs and YES! [​IMG]
     
  3. JayneMae

    JayneMae Out Of The Brooder

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    i would. if you still have the chick feed, i'd buy a bag of layer and just throw both out for them. once the chick feed is gone, just do the layer feed.
     
  4. ruchickn

    ruchickn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info will do [​IMG]
     
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  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    excess calcium can be hard on chicken kidneys.
    I would feed grower and provide oyster shell free choice until at least half are laying.
    pullets laying under 20 weeks are more susceptible to egg binding and prolapse
     
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