Feeding pullets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jetrock, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. jetrock

    jetrock Out Of The Brooder

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    How long should I keep my 13 week old girls on Grower-finisher. They are in with the big girls and have access to layer feed.
    Any thoughts are appreciated!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    13 weeks is too soon for your pullets to be eating the high calcium layer. Save your layer feed until later. Meanwhile, feed the entire flock the starter/grower and offer shells on the side. Usually it is only the calcium hungry laying hens that will bother eating it, as need. You could also feed All Flock or Flock Raiser. These are designed to feed the entire flock.
     
  3. jetrock

    jetrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input, great info!
     
  4. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    13 weeks is too soon for your pullets to be eating the high calcium layer. Save your layer feed until later. Meanwhile, feed the entire flock the starter/grower and offer shells on the side. Usually it is only the calcium hungry laying hens that will bother eating it, as need. You could also feed All Flock or Flock Raiser. These are designed to feed the entire flock.

    I agree--I have some girls at about 13 weeks and others that just started laying (about 21 weeks) and they all are on Purina Flock Feed with Oyster Shells provided on the side...once they are all laying I am switching to Purina Layer Feed... [​IMG]
     
  5. yogi

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    This answers the question I just asked. Thanks
     

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