Layer feed?

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Apr 3, 2022
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I bought these layer feeds to prepare for my girls. Now I am thinking I would rather have gotten all flock. I have four 15 week olds and four 5 week olds. All female. I would like to feed them all the same thing so that I don’t have to worry about each getting the “wrong “ thing. I still have quite a bit of the chick starter crumbles, which I am feeding all. Here’s my questions: when do I start to feed the layer feed to the older girls? Can I just give the chick starter crumbles and switch to all flock for all of them? I know I need to give oyster shell as a free choice, the ones that need it will take it and not if they don’t, right? I am going to see if my local TSC will let me take the two pictured below back and swap out for all flock. Any advice is appreciated. Trying to do it right, but it gets very confusing.
 

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Can I just give the chick starter crumbles and switch to all flock for all of them? I know I need to give oyster shell as a free choice, the ones that need it will take it and not if they don’t, right?
Correct.

I never switch since learning and experiencing the difference.. even in my older birds especially when they molt.
 
On another note, my little ones are spending their first night in the coop with the older girls. They are quite secure in their own cage so the older ones can’t get to them and they have their own food and water. Just making sure I am not rushing things. Temps are low to mid seventies at night and upper 80s to mid to upper 90s during the day. They have been out there all day today and, while the older ones occasionally check them out, no other issues haves arisen. Does this sound right?
 

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