What feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wyatt015, May 23, 2016.

  1. wyatt015

    wyatt015 Out Of The Brooder

    80
    6
    41
    May 7, 2016
    I have 8 Rhode Island Red pullets that are 10 weeks old will be 11 weeks old this Thursday and I was wondering what type of feed to give them...

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,788
    126
    141
    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    Grower
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    30,927
    21,963
    736
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    *2
     
  4. wyatt015

    wyatt015 Out Of The Brooder

    80
    6
    41
    May 7, 2016
    Now can i keep that and when they start to lay give them oyster shells and as they get older and not have to worry about geting layer feed ?
     
  5. wyatt015

    wyatt015 Out Of The Brooder

    80
    6
    41
    May 7, 2016
    @Rod-T
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    30,927
    21,963
    736
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Depends on whether you will have a mixed flock of age / gender. If your flock remains as it is (all pullets and the same age), then start them on layers feed and theres no need for oyster shell once they begin to lay.

    CT
     
  7. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,788
    126
    141
    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    you can start layer at 20 to 24 weeks..
    Never waste feed.. feed out the grower first then switch to layer about 24 weeks.. even if it's past that ..grower won't hurt..
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Only start layer ration once you get your first egg.
    Doesn't matter if the rest haven't started laying yet.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by