Feeding layer feed to soon (hopefully) to be laying pullets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AkChris, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. AkChris

    AkChris Chirping

    May 20, 2014
    SE Alaska
    I know you shouldn't feed non laying chickens layer feed as too much calcium isn't good for them.

    I'm having a dilemma though. I only have a few days worth of grower feed left. I prefer to feed organic and can't get that locally (I live on a small island in AK). I ordered and had shipped several bags of food during a large group order this summer. I have plenty of layer pellets. My girls are 23 week old EEers. They are not laying yet but I am seeing some signs that they might start soon. I'm really hoping its soon anyway.

    So do you think its ok to start them on the layer feed. I can get regular grower feed from the local feed store...just not organic. Would it be better for the girls to just go buy a bag of that until they do start laying?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I would probably go ahead and start the layer as they are well past the 18 week recommendation on layer, especially since you are seeing signs.
  3. woody1

    woody1 Songster

    Dec 8, 2010
    Just North of the PRK
    No problem. At that age I'd feed 'em either one.

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