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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

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    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 Premium Member

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    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

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    No problem. At that age I'd feed 'em either one.
     

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