When to feed layer feed to 15 week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chixcoop, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. chixcoop

    chixcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 hens that are 15 weeks old, and 2 roosters.....

    1) When can I feed the 15 week olds layer pellets?
    2) Can the roosters eat layer pellets also?
    3) My hens dont really like oyster shells, is that a problem? How many should they be eating a day?
    4) Do bantam hens lay at about the same age of 17 weeks of adults?

    Thanks, I had alot of questions so I thought I'd list them out!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    What some members do in terms of feed is give the their flock general flock feed and provide the oyster shell as an option for their layers. It makes feeding a simpler process.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. chixcoop

    chixcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, but do the hens know that they need the oyster shells or that the shells will help them? Can they tell?
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sounds bizarre, but yep, they can sense when they need a calcium boost apparently.

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  6. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not bizarre at all, human are the same.
     
  7. chixcoop

    chixcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sure, there's no point in wasting money!


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  9. chixcoop

    chixcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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