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Feeding Between Pullet And Layer?

  • 19-05-2022 10:17am
    Registered Users Posts: 3,322 ✭✭✭ Stigura

    Looking at getting some young bantams. Creamery, yesterday. Eyeballing chicken feed. Noticed there's 'Starter' and 'Layer' stuff? Protein levels are displayed. I'd imagine chick crumbs are smaller too?

    Thing is, I'm told not to expect these birds to do much till the other end of the year. I don't really care What they do, in honesty. They're not for industrial egg production. So, what might I be getting a sack of, for when they arrive, please?




  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 7,491 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gloomtastic!

    Up to about 16 weeks they should be fed starter, then move on to layers. There’s more protein in the starter food and less calcium. Too much calcium is not good for chicks apparently.

    When the chickens start to ‘squat’, they’ll soon start laying. You’ll know what a squat looks like when you see it. 😋