Layer's food

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Delta2 23, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    I was just wondering when to move chickens onto layer's food? Does the weather make a difference to egg-laying?
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    You can follow the feed directions on the bag usually you start laying feed at 18 weeks.
     
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    18 weeks is about the time to move a chicken to layer feed. That way when they start laying they won't have any of the medicated baby chick feed in their system and you can eat the eggs right away. Weather does make a big difference with most chickens when it comes to laying. Laying slows down in cold weather, but it might have more to do with having less light. Some folks add lights to their coops during the winter months to keep egg production up. Others let their hens take a break.
     

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