Is switching to layer pellets early harmful?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by suburbanchick, May 31, 2007.

  1. suburbanchick

    suburbanchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ran out of Start & Grow and for some reason thought 12 weeks was the age that they should start eating layer pellets... so I just went and bought a big bag of it. When I read the bag, it says not to give it to them until 18 weeks. They are 12 weeks old today. Should I go get another bag of Start & Grow, or is this not a big deal?
     
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Layer pellets are high in calcium, which is extremely bad for developing chicks. I'd go get more starter.
     
  3. suburbanchick

    suburbanchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do... thanks!
     

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