When should I change their food from stat and grow?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LisaP, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. LisaP

    LisaP Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2011
    Burlington, WA
    I have 8 chickens that are 4 months old next week. When should i start thinking about changing their food from start and grow to laying feed?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I usually do it around 17 weeks, so you could do that now if you want. (Or just wait until you need to buy more feed.)

  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    I have seen 18-20 weeks...when they start laying eggs.
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    When my older girls were about 4 months I slowly switched over.By mixing the two together mostly grower at first to equal amounts to mostly layer then all layer. Thats what I am planning with the new girls maybe starting earlier with it because the cinnamon queens start laying around 16 weeks,we will see.
  5. And down at the feed store this afternoon, the guy told me to start Layena. Even after I told him my chicks were 7- 5 weeks. I figured the extra calcium might not be the best for them. [​IMG]

    I got another bag of starter/grower, which says on the bag it's to be used until 18-20 weeks. Huh. I'm using Purina Start and Grown Sunfresh, fwiw.

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