Starter feed -v- layer pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Annasg, May 25, 2016.

  1. Annasg

    Annasg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2013
    My girls are 12 wks old. Today while at TSC, which is quite a distance away, instead of getting chick starter, I came home with layer pellets. I had several errands to run and was not paying close enough attention to what I was buying. I know that layer pellets should not be given until they start laying but at 12 wks, is it too early to start giving them these pellets or am I going to have to make that trip again tomorrow?
  2. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)
    you can check pet store or wal-mart.. they also have chicken feeds available

    or you can use this site to find a buyer club or feed store in your area.. some farm or nursery will have chicken feed available as well

    layer feed has higher % of calcium which can be damaging to a chick's kidneys.. so it's up to you to decide

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