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Starter feed -v- layer pellets

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

  1. Annasg

    Annasg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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
    http://www.agrilicious.org/home


    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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