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When should I start feeding oyster shell grit?!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lightchick, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 3, 2014
    My chickens are only 15 weeks old, but I've read that my sex links could start around 16 weeks! Should I start feeding it now? I have other chickens that shouldn't start eating layer pellets until 20 weeks so I'm going to be feeding chick starter/grower and letting my sex links get calcium from the oyster grit. It's only 2 days until they are 16 weeks so can I offer it now?
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    You can feed the oyster shell now. Wait on the layer feed for another two weeks or so. Make sure they always have grit.
  3. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2014
    Canby, Oregon
    By all means offer it now in a separate container from their feed.

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