when should i start my white leghorns on layer feed they are 16 weeks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueseal, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there combs are growing in nicely. not bright red yet .
     
  2. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard when U see the first egg then switch???
     
  3. riomurphy

    riomurphy Out Of The Brooder

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    I was going to ask the same question. My 3 white leghorns are almost 8 weeks old and growing bigger everyday. I also have 3 golden comets of the same age. When do I switch from chick feed to layer pellets? Thanks!
     
  4. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard when U see the first egg then switch???

    That works. Many say to switch at 18 weeks, which works also. Others say don't switch to layer feed, only grower feed and offer oyster shells separately for calcium as they need it.
    It all works. Many roads to the same destination.​
     
  5. opalwednesday

    opalwednesday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switched my girls to layena at eigteen weeks (thats what the bag says to do). Three days later I got the first egg from one of the white leghorns [​IMG] my RIRs laid me their first egg today, @ 20 weks old
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    No point in giving them something they don't need yet. When you get the first eggs gradually phase in the layer feed until the starter/grower is all gone.
     

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