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Jersey Giant/NH Red crosses - when to start on layer feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wynette, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I understand Jersey Giants mature slowly, and it just occurred to me that perhaps I shouldn't start these birds on layer feed at 18 weeks like I typically do? Should I give them more time to mature? If so, what are your thoughts on how long? Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks.
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I wait until I see an egg before sswitching over the feeds.
  3. pattycake

    pattycake Songster

    May 7, 2007
    fingerlakes, ny
    My Jersey Giants were among the first to lay, the same week as my RIR -- 20 weeks. I switched mine over a little early because I wanted to make a gradual transition and didn't want to be left with a full bag of grower feed. It went fine.

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