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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mnlght10, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. mnlght10

    mnlght10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I have three chickens they are 25wks today my americanuana is laying but my other two are not I thought for sure my barre rock would be first and my Braham but I know she takes longer to mature I feeding them all organic feed laying from Costco they all love it but is it really bad for them if they aren't all laying?
     
  2. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! I am a newbie, but my Barred rocks started this month at 29-31 weeks, and my RIR were hatched 4/15 and did not all start laying until last weekend (three week span on nine pullets). Hang in there!
     
  3. mnlght10

    mnlght10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! What are u feeding your girls?
     
  4. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I live in SW Missouri and I have two feeds out right now for the young ones who are still growing Nutrena's non medicated grower, and I feed MFA's layer pellet. They get to free range a few times a week, and I give yogurt and odd veggies for treats. I am not fancy.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    What i have done this week is give my whole flock growers food and put oyster shell in a separate feeder. I decided to do this as i only have 3 laying hens and 7 youngsters - they all get (or have access to) the nutrition they need. Before this, the youngster would eat the layers food and vice versa - typical chicken behaviour!

    CT
     
  6. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    That is better I think since the layer does not have enough protein and that slows them down. I think That happened to mine since I was told to put them on layer too soon. I only have two young ones now and they hide to eat at a feeder I put separate for them. I am tempted to switch and just put out shell like you.
     
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  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. At 25 weeks you should be feeding your pullets layer feed whether or not they are laying yet. The other two will begin laying before long. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    P.S. Also keep some crushed oyster shells out in a separate dish for them so they can eat it if they need the extra calcium.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us, I hope you see some eggs soon!
     

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