When should I introduce laying pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wyatt0224, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2016
    Westminster, Maryland
    Hello everyone! I have 18 week silkies and 16 week black australorps but also 12 week old rir hens. I'm still feeding them medicated feed although I know I need to start laying pellets soon. Would it harm my rir's if I switched over after they finish off the medicated feed?
  2. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 10, 2015
    SW Missouri
    I would wait till the reds are at leasr sixteen weeks. You could put out oyster shell if you think the others need calcium until you switch to a layer feed. Especially if none of the others are laying yet.

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