Just about done with the chicken mash...now what?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by p2chick, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. p2chick

    p2chick Out Of The Brooder

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    My big bag of chicken mash is just about done. My chickens are 20 weeks old and not laying yet. Can I move over to the laying pellets or should I just buy another bag of mash?

    I mean what if they start laying in a couple of weeks. I'd have a 3 mo. supply of mash left.

    thanks guys.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Many ways to do it, I personally would just switch to layer pellets. Others would say go with mash and mix in with later, some say wait till lay, some say go with a flock raiser and do calcium on the side. No one right way as long as they are being fed and happy.
     
  3. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    I switched over to layer pellets around the 20 week time frame, and the first one started to lay about 3-4 weeks after that.
     
  4. corydonald

    corydonald Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] <pellets. i love them. i luv being handfed with them
     
  5. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    I don't know where you are, but some of the feed stores around here sell the same stuff that is in 50 pound bags loose in bins. If you could find a store like that, you could buy 10 or 20 pounds or whatever it is that you think you need. It's a little more expensive than buying it by the large bag, but worth it if you don't need a lot.

    I just bought about 12 pounds of loose chick starter because I have 5 chicks that are due to switch to grower in about 1 1/2 weeks and I was running low on the starter.

    Hope this helps! Genie
     

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