Is this bad to do?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Agent1611, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Agent1611

    Agent1611 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15wk. old chickens that I switched from chick starter/grower feed to grower/finisher feed about a month ago. We purchased another bag of feed this week, not realizing it was chick starter/grower. We have been feeding them that. Is that a problem since the protien content is 5% more than the grower feed, and they are approaching laying age?[​IMG]
     
  2. Karen09

    Karen09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The different feeds are set up for what each stage of a chicken needs but as long as you already bought it and are feeding it to them, just give them oyster shell to help with the egg producing. The higher protein might make them plumper. When I put my 8 week olds in with my layer flock, I had both available and the layers loved to eat the starter so I also put the oyster shell to supplement. Egg production reduced some but they were all fine.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    It's okay to feed starter/grower up until they start laying. Lots of people do. They'll be fine.
     
  4. Agent1611

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    Thanks for the prompt responses! [​IMG]
     

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