How/What do I feed my chicks to produce the best egg production.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by christina1982, May 26, 2011.

  1. christina1982

    christina1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    My name is Christina and I am new to raising chicks. We raised then when I was little but that was forever ago

    I have 2 White Rock (3 months), 2 Commets and 2 Black Sex-links (1 week). My question is how and what do I feed the eldest to get a great egg production? I currently feed them Start & Grow (Medicated). I heard someone say that I should feed them that till around 4 1/2 months, but then someone said I should start them on the Purina Mills Layena at around 4 months because they need the extra's for egg production, dare I even ask whee the oyster shells come in lol???

    Can someone give me some ideas for routine feeding from 3 months on up?

    Thanks,
    Christina
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Start & Grow is made to feed them till they are of laying age. When you see the first egg, you can switch them to layer pellets/crumble and add a separate feeder with oyster shell for egg shell quality.
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I feed chicks Start and Grow until they finish the one bag. I then move them onto Flock Raiser like everyone else. I provide a container of oyster shell for them if they want it.

    My girls just started laying and I'm getting big pretty eggs! This is 5 new layers in 1 week

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