When to start feeding laying feed...?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by portianaomi, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. portianaomi

    portianaomi Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chickens are 5 to 5.5 months old. When should we start giving them laying feed?

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  2. harvey

    harvey Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    Start feeding layer feed after they start to lay. If you have roosters eating the same food, you can feed flock raiser feed to all and provide oyster shell for the hens.

    Good luck
     
  3. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    what breeds are they and are they laying yet?

    You should start on layer around the time they should start laying, this is different for different breeds. You could always go ahead and start offering oyster shell free choice and then switch to layer after the first one lays an egg.
     
  4. portianaomi

    portianaomi Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope that they are all hens. I'll start offering them oyster shells [​IMG]

    We have one black silkie bantam and two sizzle bantams (cross between a silkie and a frizzle). They are very cute [​IMG]
     

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