layer pellets @ 17 Weeks?

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  1. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have geese, ducks and chickens all 16 weeks old. Everyone is eating grower right now including the few older layers I have. I usually switch the chickens to layer at about 17 weeks. The ducks are coming of age as well. The ducks and geese were raised together and are still very attached to each other. I feed everyone together. Is it safe to switch everyone to layer next week? The geese raid the chicken coops in the morning eating whatever food is left. They are free ranging and on a pond. I know the layer isn't necessary for them now, but if it's safe, having everyone on the same feed us much much easier.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Geese will not need layer pellets until breeding season next year. Their bodies do not need the excess calcium.
     
  3. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe for them to eat anyway? Much easier to feed everyone the same.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Why not buy an all flock like Purina Flock Raiser then every one can eat the same feed just put oyster shell out for your egg layers.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can they eat it? Yes Should they be eating it? No. Too much calcium is bad for their bodies. Why not just feed a all purpose feed like Flock Raiser and add in oyster shells when birds are laying.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    K we think alike at times LOL [​IMG]
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    LOL yes we do. It's that waterfowl telepathy we have going on [​IMG]
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] only problem it won't last long with me. [​IMG] mine comes in spurts. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. I guess our connection is getting rusty. I guess I'll need to move up to NC to practice it some more [​IMG]
     
  10. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flock raiser is a possibility. I really like blue seal feeds. I find less poop and less "bad" poop than with purina stuff. If flock raiser is the way to go, I'll give it a try.
     

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