Feeding: Type and Time-Line?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 1hawaiian, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. 1hawaiian

    1hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chickens and looking for info on a TIME-LINE of sorts on "what type of feed" to give my chickens and at "what ages"...

    From chick to egg-laying age?

    RIR's and BR...

    Thank you for your help and advice [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  2. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use medicated start and grow till they start laying. Then I use laying mash.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from birth to POL, which can be 18 weeks....(My BR started at 18 weeks) I feed Chick Starter...

    ONCE they start laying, I switch mine to Layer Feed with Oyster Shell on the side, they will free feed on this
    IF they need it.

    Some people give Flock Raiser, with oyster shell on the side, if they have a lot of roos for example, who don't need the
    added calcium found in Layer Feed.

    **I do have 3 EE pullets at 30 weeks not laying yet....so you can keep all hens on Starter till ALL start laying..just offer
    the oyster shell on the side for strong shells. Then once all are laying you can migrate in the Layer Feed.
     
  4. 1hawaiian

    1hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    I really appreciate you taking the time to explain it as you did...FANTASTIC!

    THANK YOU!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:you are welcome...and WELCOME! [​IMG]
     

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