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Grower for non-laying layers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by annmarie, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Friday is the big day I've been waiting for for months, when I can finally integrate my older flock of 3 hens, with the younger flock of 3. For the past 2 weeks I've been slowly weaning the young ones off grower feed and onto layer pellets. By Friday they should be ready for straight layer pellets, but here's my problem. I have about 1/3 or 1/4 of a bag of grower feed left, it's the same amount of protein as the layer pellets I feed. I HATE to waste stuff, and since my 3 older hens have pretty much stopped laying for the winter (one of them has been laying every few days), would it be okay to keep mixing a little of the grower feed in with the layer pellets when all 6 girls are together, just until I finish off the bag? I do give them oyster shells as well so I'm hoping that could make up for any lack of calcium.
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I'm not sure what "Grower" feed is. As long as it's not medicated it should be fine. I feed Purina Flock Raiser from egg to lay. 20% protein. I give grit and calcium free choice
     
  3. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Grower feed is sort of an in between feed that you feed after chick starter, but before they're ready to start laying. Seems like in certain parts of the country it's widely available and other parts it's just a mystery! There's also a grower feed for meat chickens but this is different.
     

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