When to switch to laying mash?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Shelbycobra, May 18, 2009.

  1. Shelbycobra

    Shelbycobra New Egg

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    My 10 hens are 3 month old big girls. I feed them Nutrena Start and Grow. When do I switch them over to a laying mash? Should I wait untill I see the first egg. They free range during the day and have 24 hour access to food and water.

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    You can switch them around 18 to 20 weeks or when you get your first egg; whichever comes first.
    I highly recommend you try layer pellets. I love them because there is much less waste.
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go with Gritsar and use pellets. There is much less waste with them.
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I can offer no better advice than do what the first two said. That's what I do.
     

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