When should I start Layer feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bp11chickens, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. bp11chickens

    bp11chickens In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2013
    North West Ohio
    I will be using Dumor 16% Layer feed. It says on the package that I should start feeding it to them at 18 weeks, but I was wondering if I could start feeding it to them about a week early if I run out of grower feed?
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    I've been told that you should start feeding layer when the chickens are at least 16 weeks old, so 17 weeks should be fine.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    I think that it is fine if you begin feeding them layer feed at around 17 weeks of age. Or you can wait until they begin laying (that is what I do).
  4. Fred's Hens

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