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Topic: When to switch from starter grower to laying rations (6 messages)

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When to switch from starter grower to laying rations (6 messages)
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ROBERTG
Score: 1
when is it safe to switch to laying rations for Red Stars?
7/3/2012 9:06 AM report abuse

KASSANDRA
Score: 29
STANWOOD, WA
According to my feed guy it's 18 weeks but I start transitioning about a month prior to that by mixing a bit into the chick feed so that its a gradual transition.

It's okay to feed them layer feed about a month before they start laying but not terribly sooner.
7/3/2012 5:15 PM report abuse
NANCY3
Score: 1
just got 4 6-wk chickens and expect two more pullet (15-22 wk) in few dys.
Is it ok to have them feed on Layena now.

Can you tell me the age of my Pullet order??
Post edited by NANCY3 9/12/2013 12:02 PM
6/24/2013 8:12 AM report abuse

McMurray Hatchery
You can start the older pullets on layer feed. But the younger chicks should be on a starter/grower.
6/24/2013 8:27 AM report abuse

Native Texan
Score: 1
McMurray Hatchery ... what do you consider "older pullets?" Specifically, my order of Australorps arrived today and the packaging note stated: "12-18 wks of age." So what would the week age range be to start the laying feed? They are half the size or less of my adult Rock hens.
9/11/2013 8:39 PM report abuse

McMurray Hatchery
Native Texan - We looked into your order and the birds you received are about 16 weeks old. You can give them a layer feed now, or grower until you get your first egg. They will start laying at any time.
9/12/2013 11:46 AM report abuse