When should I start Layer feed?

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

  1. bp11chickens

    bp11chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    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.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    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).
     
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