Laying and Starter Feed?

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

  1. WildCochinReba

    WildCochinReba Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2016
    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 Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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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