Should I switch feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blumenmadchen, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. blumenmadchen

    blumenmadchen Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three chickens (2 EEs and 1 BO). They are about 28weeks old, and are currently on layer feed (have been for about a month or so). But they never did start laying. And now I'm sure they will wait till the spring to start. Should I switch them back to grower for the winter?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    They are unlikely to wait until spring. You should have eggs within the next month or so, from at least the BO. EEs lay late but no hatchery bird takes that long. Keep them on a layer.
     
  3. blumenmadchen

    blumenmadchen Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha, I guess you were right, cause when I went out today to clean out the coop there were two beautiful tan eggs! My BO has started laying. Everyone's chickens around here have stopped for the winter which is why I figured they wouldn't. I'm so excited!
     
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  4. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree keep them on layer they well need the calcium when they start to lay
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    That's the great thing about having point of lay pullets going into winter - they may take a bit longer to lay, but they'll produce straight through winter like no 2nd year hen can.
     

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