Pellet feed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamobaby, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. mamobaby

    mamobaby Out Of The Brooder

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    I need a little help with when to feed my chickens pellet feed.
    they're still on growing feed. and im afraid that im going to mess up and not feed them properly and they wont lay good eggs [​IMG]
    a little help?
    they're alittle over 2 months old.
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Mine are about 8 weeks old and I still have them on starter/grower 22%. I plan on keeping them on that till they are about 12 weeks old then maybe switch to a developer but I am still researching that fact.
    I did not like using the medicated so I have to drive a good ways for the feed I wanted. I know I could take them down to a 20% and be alright but may just leave them on the starter till I switch to a layer feed at 16 weeks old.
    My laying hens are are the chick starter and are laying beautifully on it and I just offer them Oyster shell.
    It is so hard to get the type of feed I want here and I just keep looking for something I am happy with. The feed stores are sick of seeing me and I only read the bags and don't buy anything. However, at the rate I am going I may just wind up having a truck to deliver it once a month![​IMG]
     

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