Need to buy more feed - Raiser or Layer? no eggs, but on the cusp?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FinsUp, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to get more today, but it took 5 weeks for the last 50 lbs. The girls were about 3 months when we got them, 5 weeks later - no eggs, but are we close? I know they shouldn't get the extra calcium if they aren't laying, but ... I may be able to get 25 lbs of raiser, but it is almost as much as the 50 of layer. They should have enough crumbles for 2 days. I was also reading about crumbles vs. pellets - think I will go pellet route.

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  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    With pellets there is less waste with my birds. I would go the Raiser route, just to be safe. You can supplement with oyster shell on the side if they start laying before you use all the raiser. I personally like the Raiser better. It has higher protein, which my girls need, and it makes their feathers much shinier.
     
  3. farmerKEN

    farmerKEN Out Of The Brooder

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    I would do raiser and oyster shell, especially if the raiser has a little more protein.
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I keep mine on starter/grower until they are between 16-18 wks. of age then switch over to laying pellets...do not give layer until at least that old unless you want to cause harm to them.
     

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