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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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