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when oh when???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mirandamommy, May 30, 2008.

  1. mirandamommy

    mirandamommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Flowers are blooming, my garden is producing, but no eggs. [​IMG] My gals are 19 weeks old this week. I've heard everything from 16 weeks to 24 weeks for their first eggs. Is this right? Their combs will turn a deeper red when they're ready? AHHHH! The wait is killin' me!
     
  2. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you switched their feed to layer feed?
     
  3. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the difference between starter grower and layer feed? I know there is calcium in the layer feed but would that make a main difference. My birds are 17 weeks now and am adding some layer feed to the couple of pounds of starter grower I have left. Please fill me in. John
     
  4. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I started feeding starter mash for 6 weeks, then layena crumbles (one 50 bag worth -9 chicks)then they went to Layena pellets, I feel its less waste. Even in the winter when I feed 1 cup pellets with 1 cup hot water to keep them laying, and they always have Layena Pellets available to them at all times.
     

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