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Whats the next type of food we should use???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenmomva, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. chickenmomva

    chickenmomva In the Brooder

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    I have 8 week old pullets and they are almost out of the medicated food we got from the breeder/farmer what type of food is next. Is it to soon to start with laying mash????

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Yes, it's WAY too soon-too much calcium for them. If you can find developer, use that, but if not, get some starter/grower, either medicated or not and keep them on that for another 8 weeks at least.
     
  3. chickenmomva

    chickenmomva In the Brooder

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    someone told me grower was for frying chickens I dont want to do that. Is it still ok for laying chickens?
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    You can use the chick starter until 8 weeks, then grower until 20 weeks when you'd switch to layer feed. I had to go and look this up...you'd think I'd remember...[​IMG]
     

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