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First Egg

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

  1. CaradineCousins

    CaradineCousins In the Brooder

    Dec 29, 2015
    Birmingham Alabama
    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 Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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).

  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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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