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

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    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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wait until I see an egg before sswitching over the feeds.
     
  3. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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