Do I have to switch to layer feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by turtlebird, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. turtlebird

    turtlebird Songster

    Dec 11, 2009
    I was wondering if I can keep my heavy breed layer pullets on Nutrena starter/grower and offer oyster shell, free choice? I will have a rooster running with the flock and know that ca++ is bad for his kidneys. I have also had to supplement protein with 16% layer ration. Is this a good idea, or will the ladies get too heavy over winter?
  2. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    how old are they?? I generally switch mine over at 17-18 then they should start thinking about if not laying and they will need the extra protein in their diet.

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