LAYER feed at 8 weeks ????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Miz Mary, May 9, 2008.

  1. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the feed store screwed up...... is it harmful to feed 8 week olds layer pellets ?????? I did ask for ALL PURPOSE .........whats the dif ??
     
  2. ebaribault

    ebaribault Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Miz Mary,
    The layer feed has too much calcium for 8 week olds.
    The same thing happened to me, just saving it for 8 more weeks.

    Good luck,
    Ed
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I would go back and get the feed you have been useing. Chick starter/grower...or whatever it was you have been useing. The layer feed as stated by Ed, has too much calcium...and can hurt the babies. A day or 2 wont hurt them, but try to get thier regular feed as soon as possible.
     
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    The layer feed can cause kidney damage and shouldn't be given until 16 weeks at the earliest.
     

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