Feeding chickens layer feed

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  1. Dayton

    Dayton Just Hatched

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    So I have had chickens for about five months and I went to the feed store when they were one month old and the guy told me that they needed the layer crumbles. Will they still lay eggs if they have been eating layer feed since one month old?
     
  2. hinlock

    hinlock Out Of The Brooder

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    waiting on some input I was told after the first egg but I have 2 that's been on pellets they have not laid yet guessing 20 months old I just got the 2 hens
     
  3. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes I think they will still lay
     
  4. Dayton

    Dayton Just Hatched

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    Thanks
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The problem with feeding layer feed before a pullet is laying, is they do not need the added calcium, and it can be hard on their kidneys. I would take all the girls off until they have begun to lay.
     
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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  7. Dayton

    Dayton Just Hatched

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    Ok so if I take them off layer feed what do I put them on
     
  8. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    18% purina feather fixer is what I feed my flock of 4 hens, 2 pullets, and cockerel. Not too much calcium for those that don't need it but enough for my hens to lay frequently.
     
  9. Dayton

    Dayton Just Hatched

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    Well I have the 16% layer feed
     
  10. Dayton

    Dayton Just Hatched

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    Should I go back to feeding them grower crumbles
     

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