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Feeding Schedule for Brown Egg Layers and Leghorns:

0-6 weeks 20-21% protein chick starter

6-10 weeks16-19% protein pullet grower

18-22 weeks at onset of egg production16-18% protein layer diet (20% layer feed is fine for free range hens.) As soon as hens begin to lay, offer oyster shell as a free choice, available at all times during the day.

 

Dual-purpose breeds like Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Delaware, etc.

0-6 weeks 20-21% protein chick starter

6 weeks prior to egg production15-19% protein pullet grower/developer

At onset of egg production16-18% protein layer diet (20% layer feed is fine for free range hens..especially heavy breeds.) As soon as hens begin to lay, offer oyster shell as a free choice, available at all times during the day.

Giving your hens the proper feed diet will help with egg production and overall health.

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