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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by eddie w, Jul 17, 2011.
should i start them on laying pellets now that i got my first egg
Humm, most wait until a few of them are laying?
Yes, In general 17 weeks old is the perfect age to start them on layers food. I also think you can give them oyster shells for extra calcium.
I've seen several people say that they switch over at the first egg, I plan on trying to, depending on how much I have left, if it's quite a bit i'll just mix the two to use it up. I believe your supposed to blend the feeds anyway to transition them onto a new feed. I would definitely offer some sort of calcium though.
congrats! on your first egg!!
That also comfirms I need to get busy and get some straw or something in my nest boxes. Mine are 16 weeks and my boxes are empty.
Yay! I'm very happy for you - mine are about 17 weeks, I'm hoping to get eggs soon because my husband is getting impatient and wanting to know when our investment is going to pay off
conrates on your first egg, my girs should be right behind your girls
Thats great and only 17 weeks!!! I agree, switch to layer food, however I have never been able to get my chickens to eat pellets, they prefer crumbles and here where I live crumbles do not seem to be anymore expensive.
Our breeder had us switch the girls from grower to layer at 18 weeks. My girls laid at 18 weeks- 21 weeks.