Layer feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ahoppy, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. ahoppy

    ahoppy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my pullets are 16 wks old and just starting to get active in wanting to start laying . I want to change there feed from starter to layer but I still have about 10 lbs. if starter feed. Is it ok to mix the remaining with the layer feed or best to just get rid of it?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    if the starter is still good then it's fine
     
  3. ahoppy

    ahoppy Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yeah still good, just mixed. One girl is in the box now having s heck of a time , guess it will take some time getting use to the noises these girls make as they are maturing. Lol
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    they become quite vocal if they don't get what they want!
     
  5. ahoppy

    ahoppy Out Of The Brooder

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    I think she just wants that egg out if her.... [​IMG]
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i know. they just do really get loud if they don't get what they want
     
  7. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps


    You can mix it with layer feed or you can continue to feed it, with oyster shell offered free choice.
     
  8. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps


    Crazy isn't it....I forgot to give them bread one afternoon, so they came up to the sliding glass door and started tapping on the glass to remind me.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh they will do that! my hens try to trip me and tug on my pants if i don't bring them a treat! sometimes they will even try to tug my hair!
     
  10. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps


    I have a little pullet in my replacement flock that does that very thing, my daughter named her Buzz when she was just a chick. This little girl comes up to me when I'm in the yard and grabs my pants leg....it's the weirdest thing. It's almost as if she likes being picked up and held....

    Silly birds.
     

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