When to switch from grower feed to layer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Srisley, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Srisley

    Srisley New Egg

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    We had our first egg today out of eight birds. When do we switch from grower feed to layer?
     
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are all your birds the same age? If yes, then start gradually switching them all over to layer feed (mixing it in with their grower), so that in about a week they're all on the layer feed.

    I change my birds over to the layer feed at about 14-16 weeks old, roosters included (this is probably sooner than what most people would tell you, but the layer feed is cheaper than the grower feed).
     
  3. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I ran out of grower feed then I switched to layer.

    A day or two or even a week or two of feeding them grower after they start layiong ain't going to kill them.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If you are going to switch to layer you do so when you get your first egg. There is no point in switching to a layer feed before fist egg all your going to do is over feed calcium and possible even give them Calcium Toxicity.
    A Grower Type Feed is designed to slow maturity down some but still allowing the bird to grow and fill out before egg production.

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