When To Switch ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TEXASSCENT, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. TEXASSCENT

    TEXASSCENT Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rirs Are 15 Weeks Old. When Should I Switch Them To Lay Pellets? They Are On Starter Grower Now Since Day 3. I Have Read Many Conflicting Stories Even On The Food Bags.
     
  2. mk4lh

    mk4lh Out Of The Brooder

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    I switched mine to layer pellets when I got the first egg.
     
  3. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    usually you switch at about 20 weeks, or as soon as you get your first egg.
     
  4. Carter57

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    I was going to run out of starter about 2 weeks before i thought i should be seeing eggs. So i bought layer feed and for a couple weeks mixed starter and layer together to get them use to the layer pellets. I like the pellets better. They don't seem to waste as much.
     
  5. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in the same question. My flock just turned 16 weeks and i bought layer feed from Southern States and on the directions it says 16 weeks . I still have some starter/grower left .This seems to be confusing to me also. I don't know what i should be doing.
     
  6. mk4lh

    mk4lh Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:If they haven't started laying yet, it's fine to finish off the rest of your starter/grower.
     
  7. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is what I would have said! [​IMG]
     
  8. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks everyone. I dont think it will be long until they lay.
     
  9. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switched when the bag ran empty.
     
  10. City Chicken Lady

    City Chicken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shouldn't they have layer crumbles or pellets before they start laying?
     

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