Which food is best?

jan64

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 22, 2014
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Hi, I have recently bought 3 lovely Warrens, they're 20 weeks old and the guy assured me they will be coming into lay pretty soon - my question is what feed to give them? I already have a Warren that (we suspect) is much older than the 1 year we were told when we purchased her, but we were advised to feed HER Layer Pellets - which we did, but I've heard that Layer Pellets are not the best thing to feed the new girls, due to them not yet laying, and only being 20 weeks old....any advice please??
 

DomesticGoddess

In the Brooder
9 Years
Aug 10, 2010
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I think layer pellets are perfect for them right now, expectually if you want them to start laying soon. I usually start feeding layer feed a lot sooner then that at 15 weeks. By then I've moved young pullets with my older flock and they all get the same feed.
 
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jan64

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 22, 2014
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The Warren I already have is very erratic with egg production, she went from laying one or two normal eggs here and there, to very small eggs with no yolks, then lastly she laid a very tiny egg (perfectly formed but the size of a thumbnail) about 3 weeks ago, and absolutely nothing since? I was worried that I've been doing something wrong - but she seems perfectly healthy, very alert, and as friendly as ever so I don't know what this egg situation is all about with her???
 
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iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
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I think layer pellets are perfect for them right now, expectually if you want them to start laying soon. I usually start feeding layer feed a lot sooner then that at 15 weeks. By then I've moved young pullets with my older flock and they all get the same feed.
At what age did you start feeding layer feed to your young ones??
 

jan64

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 22, 2014
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I'm new to this and I can't work out whether that question was directed at me or not? lol
 

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
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Central Oregon
I'm new to this and I can't work out whether that question was directed at me or not? lol
Hi Jan! I'm new to this forum, too, but as you can see up in my "reply" I quoted the original poster...that's who I was asking....takes a bit, but you'll get used to all the ins-and-outs of the forum!
 

jan64

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 22, 2014
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I'm not great with technology at the best of times - but I will get the hang of it eventually...I hope?
 

ChickenLegs13

Songster
6 Years
Sep 4, 2013
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Chart on feed bag says feed layer @ 18 weeks but I usually move my pullets from the growout pen to the layer pen several weeks sooner than that.
 
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