switching to laying crumble

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zbirds, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. zbirds

    zbirds New Egg

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    My chicks are now 17 weeks old 2 buff orpingtons, 1 barred rock, and 1 easter egger pullets; can I start feeding them laying crumble, I only have 2 more days worth of feed left?[​IMG] I also have 1 lavender orpington rooster and an olive egger rooster that are 10 weeks old. Can I just feed grower crumble to all and offer oyster shells if they want it?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    The latter is your best option. Young birds absolutely shouldn't be getting a diet of 4% calcium.
    Plus, at this time of year, there's no guarantee when pullets will start laying.
    I rarely feed layer any more. It's really a ration for same age females that are all making egg shells.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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