Youngn's on layer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Henmaster5000, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Henmaster5000

    Henmaster5000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 girls that are about 22 weeks and other about 18 weeks. I'm expecting a 1st Egg anytime now from my 2 girls and I was going to start them on layer next week. Would it be alright of my younger girls got bumped down to layer also? Hey are on grower now.
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, keep them on grower. Are these birds housed together? if so you can keep everyone on grower until the older ones lay.
    Until they are ready to lay, extra calcium can be hard on the kidneys because not all is used...
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    At 18 weeks old, it will not hurt them to go on layer.

    Matt
     
  4. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    18 weeks is fine to be on layer feed [​IMG]
     

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