Question about grower & layer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tricia's Triple Z, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Tricia's Triple Z

    Tricia's Triple Z In the Brooder

    Dec 7, 2007
    I have 16 week pullets, they are not laying yet. I ran out of grower,( plus my big 'ol hens steal their food) Does it hurt the hens that they eat it? Should I get another bag or just feed them layer? I just don't want to waste food
  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    It won't hurt the hens, they just won't get the extra calcium. Make sure they have access to calcium and i think they will do fine. I would keep the younger ones on grower until they start laying. If it's in the middle of a bag just mix the leftover with the layer until it's gone. You won't waste it that way. Good Luck

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