switching feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by furondrt, May 12, 2010.

  1. furondrt

    furondrt Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2010
    thanx in advance im very new to raising chickens i have 6 rir that are 5 weeks old im just wondering whn i should take thm of starter and what i should give thm they r all hens
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    If it were me I'd keep them on the starter until they laid their first eggs then switch them over to a layer ration.

    You could if you like switch them over to a general purpose poultry ration at six to eight weeks then go to the layer ration when they lay their first eggs, but staying with the starter all the way through is simpler.

  3. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    At five weeks...how do you know they are all hens?
  4. Backyard_Chicken_rancher

    Backyard_Chicken_rancher Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm keeping mine on starter grower until they lay there first egg.

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