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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wac, Jun 14, 2011.
I've have BO pullets for layers should I feed heavy breed feed (8 weeks old)
At that age they should still be on chick starter or a grower until they lay their first egg, then switch to a layer feed. I don't think it matters in they are a heavy breed.
My 6 wk. old BO is only slightly bigger than her 4 EE brooder/tractor mates. She will be on starter/grower until she is 5 months old (or starts to lay, whichever comes first) and then will get layer feed with the other girls. Too much calcium is bad for growing chicks, I understand, and that is what is in layer feed.
Thanks I just switched to a grower but after reading about feeding your chickens I thought maybe I should be feeding a higher protein feed Thanks again for your help