Layer feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sweetie pie, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. sweetie pie

    sweetie pie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are 17 weeks old and are on the grower finisher food from tractor supply. My question is that I'm almost out and need to get some more but wondering when I switch to layer feed? My Barred Rock is starting to get redder in his face but the other four have no signs of laying. I am a new chicken mama [​IMG]
     
  2. Pattid

    Pattid Out Of The Brooder

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    I mixed finisher and layer half and half at about that time. and was instructed at the feed store to then go to entirely layer feed. I think our first started laying at around 18-20 weeks and the rest have followed. I am new this spring too. Good luck!
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    There is no mandatory switch to Layer. It's merely Grower with added calcium, calcium you could provide with crushed shells on the side. But if you wish to feed the Layer, at 17 weeks, you'd be fine doing so.
     

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