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when do I change food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by drika, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. drika

    drika New Egg

    May 9, 2011
    [​IMG] My pullets are 16 weeks old and are fed growing pellets...........At how many weeks should I introduce/change food for them....they are now able to access their run through the day and clearly enjoy pecking in that environment........appreciate some advice here folks [​IMG]
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    You can actually keep them on grower as long as you want, if you also offer add calcium (oyster shell) when they begin laying. Usually people either start layer feed around 20 weeks or when eggs appear. Depends on the breed. If they are one that tends to start laying later on, like EE's, I'd wait for eggs.
  3. Redpop

    Redpop Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2011
    Liberty, AZ
    What about medicated feed? Is this for the first couple weeks of a chicks life?
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    mine are 15 weeks and still getting it, I am going to slowly transistion over to Layer feed in the next few weeks though, as far as I know it can't hurt them...maybe someone more intellignet and chicken savvy has a different opinion

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