When to start my silkies on Layer's feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Apomerantz, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Apomerantz

    Apomerantz Out Of The Brooder

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    I still have my 5 month old silkies on chick feed, but I ran out of feed and I am going to go pick some up. Should I keep them on chick feed for longer or start them on layer feed since they are 5 mo?
    Thanks!
    Amy
     
  2. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO, I think that would be fine. You don't want to start them any earlier because of the risk of kidney damage, but I started my chickens on layer feed right at 5 months old. They're 6 months and a week now. I've had one laying for about 8 days now.
     

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