Switching feed???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by adgcountrygirl, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. adgcountrygirl

    adgcountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I found the first two eggs today! My girls are only 17 weeks old. I was told they wouldn't lay until they were 6 months old. (October) Do I need to switch to Layer feed or continue on Grower for another week and offer Oyster shell? I offered Oyster shell when I first found the eggs, but 2 of my girls just kinda played with it.
     
  2. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me, I would continue with the food you have, if it's just going to be a week or so. Or if you are buying small bags, you could mix it.
    For calcium, I save, rinse, air dry, mash, bake then pulverize our egg shells in the blender. I keep them in an old parmasan cheeze shaker jar, then when I give the chickens left overs, I shake some extra calcium into their food. It is not recognizable as egg shells after all that.
     
  3. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and congratulations on your first eggs! [​IMG]:weee:weee
     
  4. dawg53

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    Quote:Go ahead and switch over to layer feed, it's time.
     
  5. adgcountrygirl

    adgcountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you everyone!!!
     

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