I got my first Eggs! now I got a question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DaveD, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. DaveD

    DaveD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found 2 eggs today - my first ones! I think they came from the same girl. I have 6 and I was giving them grower food, but they have hardly made a dent in the bag - they have afternoons out in the yard, so I have a ton left. Am I supposed to switch to layer food now? Or since they have plenty of yard time does it not really matter so much? I know I should start putting the oyster shells out. Anything else I need to start doing? Besides finishing the nest boxes [​IMG]

    -David
    2BR, 2EE, 2SS
     
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi Dave-

    I think it'll be fine to use up that bag of food. I would definitely buy the layer food next time. You're right on about the oyster shell.

    Congrats on your first eggs!

    Sharon
     
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd keep the grower going until the rest catch up, then if you still have grower left mix the layer in with it. Giving oyster shells on the side will make up for the lack of calcium in the grower.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What woodmort said.
     
  5. Heidi Riley

    Heidi Riley Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Gratz...cant wait for mine to start laying, anytime now [​IMG]
     
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  6. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the grower feed medicated? If so, I would switch before eating the eggs.
     
  7. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That medication doesn't harm your eggs they will be okay to eat
     
  8. DaveD

    DaveD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought only the baby chick food came as medicated - but I know this isn't.
    Thank you folks for the recommendations. I am so excited to think that I'm gonna be eating my own eggs. Heck, I might even try to finish the coop one of these days. [​IMG] It's usable, just not done

    -David
     
  9. chickfamilyonsleepyhollow

    chickfamilyonsleepyhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats on getting your first eggs [​IMG] [​IMG] ... we got our first egg two weeks ago and still do the chicken dance we find one [​IMG] I'm going to buy oyster shells today [​IMG] Does anyone know how much I should get (I have six red sexlinks) [​IMG] ... do I mix it with food or does it go on the ground to be pecked? Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. DaveD

    DaveD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put it out in a separate bowl

    -David
     

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