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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by abhaya, Nov 22, 2010.
my pullets are 18-25 weeks not laying should I be feeding layer or starter to them?
With the chance of getting yelled at. I will tell you what I do and it works best for me.
I feed 24% flock raiser and greens along with scratch and/or wild bird seed for treats till they lay their first egg.
Then I change them to layer after the first egg. My hens lay better and all the ones I have started like this (knock on wood) have not laid a soft shell egg, are healthier then the others I did not start that way. They are also fuller in body and lay better eggs (size and shape)
They are old enough to put on layer now. If you still have a bunch of starter food you can still feed that until it is gone. If they start laying while on starter just put out oyster shell for the additional calcium. Just want to make sure you are not still feeding medicated starter?
they can start on layer before they start laying right?
I use Flock Raiser with a side dish of oyster shell...mine do not like Layena pellets, they kick them out.
Definitely Layer between the two. I use Laying Pellets, they just kick the crumble around and I find that I end up going through twice as much of it. Also the Flock raiser/greens combo is an excellent choice also.....