Laying pellets...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MomofPeeps11, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. MomofPeeps11

    MomofPeeps11 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are approximately 4 months old now.. I just finished a bag of food, not the medicated food, the next stage..... can I switch them now to laying pellets or is it too soon still? I need to head out and get them another bag of food but not sure if I can go to laying pellets yet...

    TIA!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    4 months means 17 weeks, right?

    You can feed them virtually anything, but it depends on long a bag lasts you. If you go through a bag in two weeks, I'd personally get grower one more time. If a bag last 3 or 4 weeks? I'd buy layer. Either way will be just fine.
     
  3. MomofPeeps11

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    They were born in June, not sure the exact date... so I'd say about 17 weeks... a bag lasts about 1 month I'd say...
     
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  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You could buy either grower or layer. If they are early layers like a Red Sex Link or Leghorn? Buy layer. If they are a later developing bird like an EE or Buff Orpington? Buy either one, but grower would be good for another month. They aren't likely to lay before 22-24 weeks of any consequence.
     
  5. MomofPeeps11

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    Thank you!
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Fred's Hens :

    4 months means 17 weeks, right?

    You can feed them virtually anything, but it depends on long a bag lasts you. If you go through a bag in two weeks, I'd personally get grower one more time. If a bag last 3 or 4 weeks? I'd buy layer. Either way will be just fine.

    I agree with Fred's Hens.​
     

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