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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

    Nov 25, 2010
    Dixon, Missouri
    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

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    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

    May 24, 2011
    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

    May 25, 2011
    Quote:[​IMG] on the gradual transition of feed

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