Right Size?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by PepsNick, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    These 2 pullets-- barred rock, and white leghorn will be turning 14 weeks on friday. are they the size they should be? i fed them chick feed a little too late-- they just switched to layer a few days ago.

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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    They look fine to me. 14 weeks is a bit early for layer feed, though. [​IMG]
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    should they still be on chick feed?
     
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    they like the layer crumbles a lot better...
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    It could make them start laying early, which could cause prolapse. [​IMG]
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I keep mine on chick grower feed until they lay. The layer feed has lower protein and calcium in it which they don't need until they are laying.
     
  7. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Like the others said. 14 weeks is a bit early. I kept mine on chick starter until the first egg was found, which was at 19 weeks.
     
  8. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Oh ok.. woops! I switched out their feed just a second ago! Thank you!
     
  9. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look good for 14 weeks. I know everyone is saying wait on layer, but 14 wks is always when I start them on layer and they're right as rain.
     
  10. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Alright, well... maybe on Friday (14 week b-day) i should start mixing it.
     

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