- Aug 17, 2013
If I'm not supposed to feed layer feed until 18 weeks how do I feed the flock if one of the hens has a chick. I was gonna by a bag if purina flock raiser to put in the feeder and then add oyster shells to the coop for the hens but I didn't know if the hens will still lay. I was tild they don't lay eggs if I don't feed layer food but im wondering how all the chickens in the beginning reproduced if this is true. I just dont want to hurt my chick..