When do you switch out the older gals for the teenage gals? :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickengirl1304, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you that do?,

    At what age do you separate your older non layers from the new coming ones? I want to put them in another pen with different food but I don't know generally what age to do this at. They're rir, barred rocks, new hampshires
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you keeping the older non layers?
     
  3. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I will put them in another pen with different food.
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They stop laying completely at differing ages, and some never really stop laying. So you will have to check each on whether it is laying. I'm thinking you want to avoid giving the non layers a higher calcium feed. If you use a non layer feed and put a calcium supplement on the side for the layers that will accomplish the same thing. I don't separate out the older hens.
     

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