feed for 17 week old silkies

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by silkie4, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. silkie4

    silkie4 In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2011
    Eastern Nebraska
    Ok, our silkies are now 17 weeks old and just used up the last of the starter feed. We bought a bag of Nature Wise Layer Feed 16% crumbles. Is it ok to start using it, and should they be getting anything else?
    Thanks for any input, we are new to this and so far just love them!

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    It should be fine. I usually go with about 18 weeks but a few days or a week early probably isn't going to do any harm.
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    They are pretty close to full grown by now so it should be fine. You could be super conservative and get a grower feed but that would be a waste since they will be on layer pretty soon anyway.

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