is 20 weeks too soon?

cjeanean

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I was under the impression that 20 weeks is the age to switch to layer pellets, but just in case I want to check. I know that if given too much calcium too soon pullets can develop kidney problems, but is 20 weeks the right age? Thanks everyone!
 

Acre of Blessings

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Apr 3, 2008
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Nope, not to soon. But try to give them a good brand of layer. I gave mine a brand from a small feed store and I hardly got any eggs at all. I switched to Layena made by Purina and I am just now starting to get eggs. Mine are 6 1/2 months old.
 

cjeanean

Can't Decide
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
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thanks! I wanted to make sure....this is really good, cause the cost of layer pellets is a lot less than all purpose....don't know why. And they also come in 50lb bags rather than 40!
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
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I didn't switch until I got my first egg. That was at 17 weeks.
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