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when to switch over seabright to layer feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by poonam, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks,

    When is a good time to switch over a 4 month old seabright to layer feed?
     
  2. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls started laying at about 16 weeks. Thats when I switched them over. I had just bought a 50# bag of grower feed/crumbles. I mix the layer pellets and crumble together. I also started giving them some oyster shells for calcium, even though their shells are tough as nails.
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    when they lay they're first egg, is a good rule of thumb as they need the extra protein to grow to that point
     
  4. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you! she is 16 weeks old, and doesn't look any like a rooster, but crows everyday. I'm not sure if she/he will lay. so maybe i should switch over at this point?
     

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