So do i switch them all to layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nuttyredhead, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I got my first egg today, and I dont know who laid it! Do i switch them all to layer feed?
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are all around the same age, there shouldn't be a problem. Congrats on your first egg! I'm still waiting, but have been feeding them layer feed for the past couple of weeks.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If they are all the same age, I mix grower and layer for a week or so and then switch over.... be certain that they have free choice oyster shell or calcium.... (I just mix mine in with the feed)
     
  4. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Quote:What does the oyster shell do? And really odd question (first time Chicken Owner) If you have seafood allergies will the oyster shells affect the eggs? (Stop laughing!!!!)!!!
     
  5. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    The shells help the thickness of the egg shell and if you want to be SUPER carefull you can also use egg shell ! Hope i helped
     

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