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when do I feed layer crumbles?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by momofchicks, May 30, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 week old chics, when do I feed layer crumbles.

    Thanks
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    you can feed layer crumbles at 16 weeks.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I never switch until I see an egg. Some of my big girls go almost 30 weeks before they start to lay. Too much calcium in the layer feed too soon will cause kidney issues.
     
  4. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, one of the local stores said go ahead now. I was surprised by their response because I thought I had heard around 16 weeks or so. Should I still be feeding them the medicated starter/grower?

    Thanks again.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can use plain starter/grower or flock raiser until the point of lay.
     

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