layer or grower?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MonkeyZero, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Should I feed 5-6 month old chicks eat layer or grower?
     
  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I feed mine grower till they start laying, then switch them over to layer. have you gotten eggs yet?
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Nope but i am hoping i have 2 hens
     
  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Depending on... if they are laying put them on layer, BUT, if you have some that are laying and some not, It's a good idea to mix the two together.

    sorry you posted while I was writing... LOL... wait til they start laying... then start on layer... that was advice given to me
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2007
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    If it were me I would stick to grower till they began to lay. [​IMG]
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    THat is IF they lay thats if they are females
     
  7. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Oh sorry just realized you only have two hens. Im not sure about what to feed your roos. Maybe someone will come along with some better insight.
     
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  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well i think i have 2 hens.

    I was told by the girl who gave me the chicks to start layer, even if i have a male
     
  9. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    They do have a feed for roosters... but thats if you can feed them seperately.

    Personally I feed my roos whatever my hens are eating.
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I always follow the info. on the back of the bag of feed that I have started my chicks on...layer after 18 weeks to help with developing eggs...oyster shell for calcium...

    Roosters will do fine on layer feeds so you don't have to buy anything special...
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007

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