Too young for layer feed?

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Songster
11 Years
Aug 17, 2008
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I know this question has been asked before (probably a few times) and I think I know the answer, but can not seem to find post about it.
I only have about one week of grower left to feed 20-22 week old pullets. I do have layer on hand. Would it be fine to switch over to layer at this age before they have laid any eggs?
If I remember correctly, I have read here before that layer should NOT be started before they lay their first egg because of the high calcium and low protein content. I just do not want to buy another 50lb bag if not necessary. I only have six birds, so 50 lbs goes a long way.
 

AllChookUp

Will Shut Up for Chocolate
11 Years
May 7, 2008
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Yes, you'll be fine. I'd mix the two as keljonma suggested. If you have Oyster Shell, I'd offer it to them as free choice.
 

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