First Egg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CaradineCousins, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. CaradineCousins

    CaradineCousins Out Of The Brooder

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    went to feed my ladies this morning and was greeted by a sweet little reward, our first egg wasn't expecting it until next month when they are 6 months old. I don't know which of the 15 laid it and now that one is laying how do I go about feeding the laying pellet feed? [​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Personally, I would either put them all on layers food, or continue with your growers / general flock food and offer oyster shell in a separate container - so those that are laying can access additional calcium. The latter approach is particularly good when you have a flock of mixed age (or plan to, in the future).

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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't feed layer feeds. You should put out a separate bowl of oyster shells. They will consume them as the need them and they won't eat much. I either keep mine on a non medicated grower or switch to an all flock ration. They have a higher protein content and most backyard flocks do better on them due to the extras they often are fed.
     

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