People also ask
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.
When can I change the type of food my baby chicks eat?
At about eighteen weeks of age, you can change the type and quantity of food you are feeding your chicks. You will need to transition chicks designed to lay onto a high-calcium feed and those that are meat birds onto a complete feed.
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.