When to start laying mesh?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Barnyard, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Ok, I am running in to a small problem and I need some advice.......
    I have a pen of cochin's and a pen of silkie's that have decided it is time to lay. Well not everybody in those 2 pens are laying....the rooster don't count [​IMG], so do I continue with the chick starter because they are not all laying or do I go ahead with the laying mesh?
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I've got some layers in my flock and some 'close' to laying. I'm going to mix the chick starter with some layer feed 50/50. When they all start laying, I'll switch it over completely. I think (maybe) that's a good option?

    Good luck! I'll be checking back too. Make sure I don't kill my birds or something. LOL
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    They can stay on the chick food as long as they have oyster shell available, or you can switch them all over. My 8-wk-olds live with the big chickens and therefore eat what the big chickens eat. [​IMG]

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