feeding newly laying hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by certifiedchef, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. certifiedchef

    certifiedchef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have hens that are 20 weeks old, we've been feeding the grower chick feed. This friday I found 4 eggs from our Americana ( and one today) I switched them to layer crumbles yesterday. how long should we not eat her eggs - 2 weeks? or are they safe - even though feed was medicated?
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  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    The eggs will be fine to eat
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You've been feeding medicated chick starter that long?

    I feed starter (medicated) for 8 weeks. Then grower/finisher until they lay, and then I just put out crushed oyster shell free choice. (Got too many youngsters to try to feed different feeds to different groups; the starter is fed when they're in the brooder and/or when they are in segregated grow out coops and pens.) I didn't know there was GROWER feed that was medicated.

    However, the medication is not something you have to worry about in the eggs, you can eat them. No waiting.
     

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