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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kychickguy, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. kychickguy

    kychickguy Out Of The Brooder

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    what age do u switch from starter feed to egg laying feed my girls is about 5 or 6 month old and they are gitting big
     
  2. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You feed Starter or Grower until you start getting eggs then you can change over to Layer.
    If you have extra Starter/Grower when you birds start to lay just mix it about 1/2 and 1/2 with the layer till the Starter/Grower is gone.

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    The differences in the feed aren't so vast. Some sources say wait until they are laying. A good idea would be to have oystershell available to them and, once they start laying, you can smash, grind their own egg shells for a source of calcium for your chickens.

    Lots of advice I have seen says use up your grower feed, but make sure that you have calcium available, then buy your next bag as layer or flock feeder.
     

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