Will this work...husband got from new feed store

sunnie7

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My husband was trying to be nice and went to a new feed store and picked up 2 50lbs bags of layer feed. They make it there and it’s only $11 a bag compared to the Purina flock raiser that’s $16.99 at TSC we normally use. I have 10 week old,6 week old pullets and roosters and Pekin ducks too....please tell me they will be okay on this?! I know it’s probably not idea but he bought it and brought it home.
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hysop

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Layer feed should be given to laying hens or pullets close to laying. Not really ideal for growing birds or roosters. I give my roosters layer feed but I have read it’s not good in the long run so I am working on moving away from that eventually.

ETA: on the plus side, 2 bags of 50 lb layer feed will last you a little under a month for 16 laying hens so it won’t go to waste.
 
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rosemarythyme

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Your birds are too young for layer - the excess calcium can cause organ damage over time - so you can either return it, or feed once they get to point of lay. However keep in mind that nutrients degrade the longer the feed sits around.

:confused: at the directions on the bag... "feed from 40 weeks to end of lay." Most chickens will start laying well before 40 weeks!
 

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