Just starting over

kgower

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 20, 2014
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It has been years since I have raised Chicks!!! I need to know when to start feeding them Oyster shells and Adult food. I have 3 Easter eggers, 1 Bantam, 1 Cuckoo Maran all 4 weeks old, and 2 Light Brahmas almost 7 weeks old now!!
 

kpgoldstar

Songster
6 Years
Sep 25, 2013
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West Coast of Arizona
It has been years since I have raised Chicks!!! I need to know when to start feeding them Oyster shells and Adult food. I have 3 Easter eggers, 1 Bantam, 1 Cuckoo Maran all 4 weeks old, and 2 Light Brahmas almost 7 weeks old now!!
I started layer feed just as soon as I got my first egg. I have heard and read that you don't need to start it any sooner. Mine started laying right around 20 weeks, 4 RIR's. I think I gave oyster shell a couple weeks later after noticing just a few thin-shelled eggs.
 

seann

Chirping
6 Years
Dec 30, 2013
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7
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Is oyster shell really a requirement?
What if I don't feed them oyster shells?
 

kgower

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 20, 2014
10
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22
I don't think it is a requirement but it helps keep from having thin shelled eggs! I just don't want to give it to them too early!!
 
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