Yikes! Pullet still on starter laid an egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by katsplanet, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. katsplanet

    katsplanet New Egg

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    I am new to BYC and caring for chickens. I have 4 pullets 19 weeks EE and Speckled Sussex
    16 week Barred Rock and Silver Lace.
    I was surprised this afternoon with an egg. It's small and light brown. The nesting boxes were closed so the egg was by the coop under a tree. I have no idea who laid the egg.

    I have all 4 of them on King starter that is GMO free. I live in Northern CA and need a suggestion for layer that is GMO free ( no corn no soy) preferably . My local feed doesn't have much variety.

    I figured that the extra protein the starter provides was good for them but now I realize that it may of spend up their development. :(

    Can I leave them on the starter and just provide oyster shells for calcium?
     
  2. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say definitely give them oyster shells for calcium and layer feed has extra protein too so I wouldn't worry about that just make sure your starter isn't medicated. That's all I can say as I don't wish to hinder your progress in any way.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. hamzaahvalli

    hamzaahvalli Out Of The Brooder

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    Its normal.different breeds have different maturity time so yours is normal.i would advise you to change their feed with higher calcium content
     

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