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Too early for layer feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by carladababe, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are now 16 weeks old, happy and healthy. I have been feeding them chick starter/grower medicated all this time and have very little left. Can I switch to layer feed before they actually start to lay eggs? or is it better to buy one last 50# bag of starter/grower?[​IMG]
     
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont see why not,they are at that age where they are getting ready to lay. Thats about the age I switched mine to layer with the same thought process as yours. A year in they are all happy and laying like crazy! Today was slow with 7 but thats ok.
     
  3. Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any chicks but when you do decide to switch them to the layers pellets and they refuse to eat it, i have learnt with my other baby animals, to gradually introduce them to the new food, just so your not messing up the digestive system to much.[​IMG]
     
  4. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] on the gradual transition of feed
     

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