When to switch from chick feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jackielw80, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. jackielw80

    jackielw80 Just Hatched

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    When should I switch from chick feed? My hens are 16 weeks. When is the right time to switch them to new food for laying?
     
  2. jackielw80

    jackielw80 Just Hatched

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    I found my own answer in the FAQs. Manufacturers say 16 weeks but the recommendation is when you see the first egg. Just in case anyone else needed this info!
     
  3. Turtle5600

    Turtle5600 Out Of The Brooder

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    I switched mine from chick to grower somewhere around 10-12. I noticed they don't eat near as much of that but they also get old fruits that started to go bad in the basket and table scraps, if there are any... Their feed is still their primary diet and they only get the fruits once a week or so. I'll switch to laying pellets when I start seeing eggs. I think mine are around 12-14 weeks now so it should be in just a few weeks.
     

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