when to start feeding laying mesh

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sam208, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Sam208

    Sam208 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 18 week old RIR that have not started to lay i was wanting to know whne should they be put on laying mesh. They are all on flock rasier rite now mostly because i feed it to the meat birds.



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  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you get the first egg.
     
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started when mine we 18 weeks. My layer is 20% protien though so they did not loose that when switching.
     
  4. Sam208

    Sam208 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i wasnt sure when t put them on it.


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  5. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    20 weeks or first egg, whichever comes first. Give or take a week or so shouldn't make much difference.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I wait until the first eggs are laid, regardless of age.
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    I ran out of grower feed when my chickens were 19 weeks old. I switched. My first egg came a week later.
     
  8. Sam208

    Sam208 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do most people wait in till they start to lay eggs??


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  9. Sam208

    Sam208 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could some one please tell me what laying mesh made up of.

    corn? and suff like this


    thanks sam
     

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