switching from starter to layer feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Hopefulloflove, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age should I switch? I know mine are a bit young right now (about 12 weeks), but I want to make sure and start them when they need it. In addition, is there any thing else that they will need food/supplement wise? Thanks in Advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Some don't switch over until they've actually begun laying. I either switch over or begin mixing the two (if I'm running low and want to use it up) around 17 or 18 weeks. If you have mixed ages, you can always use Flock Raiser and offer oyster shell on the side (which I offer even when everyone is on layer feed).
     
  3. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where do you get the oyster shell?
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Just about any feed store will sell oyster shell. I'm pretty sure Tractor Supply does as well. I think I bought the 50 lb bag that will probably still be around 10 years from now [​IMG] But many places sell it in small bags.
     
  5. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thanks...that is where I buy my feed at TSC, so I will check when I am there next..

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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