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Is it OK to use up GROWER pellets on Laying hens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Biddieacres, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    I have 1 of 6 laying now. Should I stop using the grower pellets because she needs the extra calcium in the Layer Pellets? I have about 20-30 pounds of grower left and thinking of mixing it with 20 pounds of Layer. Is this OK? [​IMG]
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    It should be fine to mix to use it up.
  3. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    OK thanks! I am glad to hear that because I can't bear to waste!

    I noticed you are the Ameraucana police! I have two hens I believe are true Ameraucana but not sure since I bought them from a feed store. I have always wondered about it. But that is another post.

    Thanks for the advice!
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I mixed up my grower with the layer initially until it was gone then used straight layer. No problems. [​IMG]
  5. snowchicken

    snowchicken In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2008
    Victoria, Australia
    Hi all,
    Does it matter mixing up and still using the Grower feed if it is medicated with coccidiostat?
    Mine are 18 weeks now and I'm in the same situation with left over growing feed.
    What if they start laying while still eating the feed that's medicated? Will the eggs be affected for human consumption?
    Please can I have feedback!! [​IMG]
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    There was another post on here about this, and the person said they use the eggs for their family, with no ill affects. My dad will eat them, but he won't sell any that have eaten medicated feed.
  7. snowchicken

    snowchicken In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2008
    Victoria, Australia
    I'm interested to hear what others think.
    Who knows, maybe they won't lay until I've finished up the grower feed...
  8. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I have a flock of mixed ages and sexes. I'm feeding Purina Flock Raiser and offering oyster shell free choice. So far, so good. The eggs have nice hard shells.
  9. snowchicken

    snowchicken In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2008
    Victoria, Australia
    I don't know Purina, here we have a brand called Barastock which is pretty standard.

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