Layers on starter...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ELauraD, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. ELauraD

    ELauraD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will it effect my layers ability to lay if they eat the starter I have out for my chicks?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If they eat a lot of it (so that they don't each much of their layer feed), it could make their shells weaker. However, if they just eat a little bit of it here or there, I don't think it will cause any problems. You can counteract any shell-weakening effect by giving your hens free-choice oystershell or finely crushed eggshell.
     
  3. ELauraD

    ELauraD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you also know if the medicated chick starter is bad for layers or the eggs...?
     

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