My chickens are 5 months old when do I change there food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hbwbk, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. hbwbk

    hbwbk Out Of The Brooder

    I am feeding them chick crumbles and they get treats every night. I know they will start to lay soon. Do I start with a laying food now or wait till they start laying.
    They have been eating very well up to now but they slacked off on the food. I also give them grit not oyster shells yet. Any help would be appreciated. I also need to pick up a new bag of
    food so I would love to pick up new and some oyster shells if you think it is OK...
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They're old enough that it's not really critical. You could buy layer the next time you buy, or get some now and mix them. Oyster shell any time, if it's in a separate dish. Sometimes they accept a new food better if you introduce it gradually -- or so I've read. I've never had them refuse a feed.
     

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