First egg yesterday, can I finish the bag of starter feed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ozarkjeep, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. ozarkjeep

    ozarkjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    cute little egg found yesterday!

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    still have 30 lbs of starter feed, can I finish it out, or must I immediatly go get some layer feed?

    wooo hooo we are excited about more eggs!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can finish it out. You can also go ahead and start mixing it with layer feed for a smooth transition. Sometimes change feed cold turkey can give them digestive problems or they get picky persnicky and turn their noses up at the new feed for a few days.
     
  3. ozarkjeep

    ozarkjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the info.

    Will this first egg be ok to eat?

    I might have sat in the coop for a whole day before I found it.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes! Eat the eggs!
     
  5. ozarkjeep

    ozarkjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks again!

    just for the data collectors.

    brought the chicks home 4-11-2008, first egg was 8-15-2008

    Duration calculation results

    From and including: Friday, April 11, 2008
    To, but not including : Friday, August 15, 2008

    It is 126 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

    Or 4 months, 4 days excluding the end date
    Alternative time units
    126 days can be converted to one of these units:

    * 10,886,400 seconds
    * 181,440 minutes
    * 3024 hours
    * 18 weeks

    ( HANDY WEBSITE BY THE WAY_

    http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html
     
  6. ozarkjeep

    ozarkjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    TOday... NO egg.

    I added a couple of nest boxes into the coop yesterday, since the first egg was left on the floor.

    is it normal for them to be irregular initially?!
     
  7. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's normal. Even hens that have been laying for awhile don't lay every day.
     

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