when oh when???

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

  1. mirandamommy

    mirandamommy In the Brooder

    Feb 29, 2008
    Central California
    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 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    SE PA
    Have you switched their feed to layer feed?
  3. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    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 Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    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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