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layer pellots or mash?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mechanic1987, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Mechanic1987

    Mechanic1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    Since one of my hens has started laying at 19 weeks we are going to put them on layer- any preference between pellets and mash-
    next question how long before you should wait till the medicated feed is out of their system before you can eat the eggs?

    Thanks
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If your feed only contains Amprolium, you dont have to wait at all. If it has some other meds, I have no idea, but I'd think a week or two.
    I prefer pellets. I've never seen any crumble or mash that doesn't become a layer of powder in the bottom of the feeder.
     
  3. Mechanic1987

    Mechanic1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help Cynthia.
     
  4. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use mash i looks easyer for them to eat..
    i might try pellets..
    less waste.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some companies' pellets are too long. I like Southern States pellets because, usually, they are uniform short pieces, but they manage to eat whatever I put out for them. Buckeye brand still has animal protein and I like that brand best for my birds, although some of the pellets are longer.
     
  6. Sunshell1974

    Sunshell1974 New Egg

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    I have used crumble their whole life can I switch them to pellets and will they eat them they are few months shy of a year old?
     

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