when do you switch chicken feed

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  • When should I switch my chickens from one feed to another?

  • Switch laying hens to a complete chicken layer feed when they start laying eggs around 18 weeks of age. Choose a complete layer feed that includes all the essential nutrients laying hens need to lay strong and stay strong. Then make the transition gradually over one week.

  • When should I transition my chicks to layer feed?

  • Chicks should be transitioned to layer feed at 18 weeks. Layer feed should not be fed to chickens younger than 18 weeks unless they have begun egg-laying because it contains calcium that can permanently damage the kidneys, reduce lifetime egg production and shorten a bird鈥檚 lifespan.

  • What is the best age to start feeding chicks?

  • 18 weeks is a good age. give them scrapes (no meat) and lots of grass clippings and they will be healthy and happy! Flock Raiser is a chick to adult feed. No calcium for the layers.

  • When to switch to all flock feed?

  • Personally, I’d recommend using their age to reach the seven week mark and switching to an All Flock type feed. Just ensure there is free-choice calcium available by week sixteen. That is generally the earliest most breeds seem to start laying. They won’t eat it until they need it.

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