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not sure which feed to buy?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sdshoars, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are going to buy another 50 lbs sack of feed this weekend, which lasts us about a month and a half, maybe a little more (only 4 girls). they are almost 20 weeks, and we only have room for one sack of feed, should i get layer, or continue with grower, and get oyster shell too, just in case they start laying before i can get a sack of layer? thanks
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Layer should be good. I think most say to start feeding layer at about 17 weeks old.

    And just for a little encouragement... Our fifteen, 22-week-old, Buff Orpingtons started laying this week. We had five eggs as of last night.
     
  3. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I would definatly get a bag of layer since it lasts you that long. shells will also be a plus since there new hens and can use the calcium.
     
  4. CRR chicks

    CRR chicks New Egg

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    Definately go with layer. Maybe get a bag of crumble layer, then decide next time if you want to stick with crumbles or go with pellets.
     

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