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Should I stay with starter feed or go to layer and chopped corn?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by msolerebel, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. msolerebel

    msolerebel New Egg

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    I am new at raising chickens. I have 6 girls and they are now 9 1/2 and 10 1/2 weeks old. I am almost out of starter feed and needed to know if they need to stay on starter feed or can I now purchase layer feed?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    No it is too early for layer feed. It would be too much calcium for their little bodies.
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do a non-medicated grower until they are all laying eggs, then switch to a layer. The layer has calcium which is not good for non-laying birds so you don't want to start too early.
     
  4. Darkwings

    Darkwings Out Of The Brooder

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  5. msolerebel

    msolerebel New Egg

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    Thanks so much. I will keep them on the starter.
     

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