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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SparksNV, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. SparksNV

    SparksNV Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    I have alot of Flock Raiser - My 6 hens are 17-20 weeks old - none of them are laying yet - one looks closer. Can I continue to feed them Flock Raiser until I run out, then switch to Layena?

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Don't want it to go to waste.

    I would continue with the flock raiser and mix in some oyster shell starting at week 19.
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    I feed nothing but Flock Raiser to all my birds, and just give them Oyster Shell.
    They seem to do better with the extra protein
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I put out a bowl of oyster shell for them. (But I don't use Flock Raiser.)
  5. carrlr

    carrlr Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    I would continue on the Flock Raiser until you run out or they start to lay. At that point you can determine to start a layer feed. Some only use flock raiser with oyster shells because they are feeding ducks, geese, etc. along with there chickens.
  6. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Songster

    Apr 30, 2010
    Caraway, NC
    No need to really start putting out laying mash until they begin laying. I just kept feeding them as usual until I got surprised by an egg. The next time I went to the store I swapped over.

    Just recently, I've changed to a custom feed that can be used after starter from there on out, so that will make it a bit easier to deal with from now on.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010
  7. SparksNV

    SparksNV Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    OK thanks! I have oyster shell out - not much interest in it - still waiting the impossible wait...

  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Why switch? Keep them on Flock Raiser just add some oyster shell free choice.

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