Laying and Starter Feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WildCochinReba, May 30, 2016.

  1. WildCochinReba

    WildCochinReba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my pullets start laying eggs (they haven't yet, they're only two months old) but when they do get a lot older and start laying should I feed just layer feed or mixed the starter and layer? Thanks!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    If you only have layers of the same age (i.e. no younger ones) then layers feed is fine. If you have a mixed flock, in terms of age, many members prefer to feed general flock / growers feed and offer crushed oyster shell in a separate feeder for the layers. Those laying will eat the oyster shell (source of calcium) and the non-layers will leave it alone.

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