Layer feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blue fire, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. blue fire

    blue fire Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Murfreesboro, TN
    My pullets are 13 weeks old, can I feed them layer feed? we are running out of starter, and can roosters eat layer feed?
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Yes and yes! At least thats what I did.
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I would only feed the layer on a temporary basis and put them back on the starter or buy grower/finisher (when you can get it again) to feed them until they were actually laying.

    There are mixed opinions on feeding roosters layer pellets, but I've done it without any negative side-effects. Short of separating your rooster from your flock, I don't see how you could keep him from eating whatever you give your layers.

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