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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:53 pm 
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Hi everyone,

When I first bought my chickens, they were on Barastoc Darling Downs Layer Mix.
Then I moved the whole flock onto chick starter, then pullet grower as I was raising chicks.

Now the chicks are old enough to eat the Barastoc Darling Downs Layer Mix, so I have switched them all back to this and they don't seem to be eating it ?

Can I move them all back onto pullet grower and shellgrit or is it unhealthy for them to stay on pullet grower ?
Or have they stopped eating because it's winter ?
Or don't they like the layer mix because they are in a pellet form and the pullet grower was a crumble ?

Thanks !


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:09 pm 
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They shouldn't stay on grower for two reasons - the nutritional levels are wrong for laying birds and it probably has a coccidiostat in it which means you shouldn't eat any of the eggs they lay.

Change the food over. They will adjust when they get hungry enough!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:22 pm 
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hi Joanne
they really need to go onto layer rations, it has a higher protein level that they need. pullet grower is lower protein, formulated to for slow steady growth in pullets.
stand your ground and tough them out. they might sook around for a day or 2 when a chook has food in front of them they will not willing starve to death.
as nellyG says " they WILL adjust"

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:26 am 
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They should not stay on grower as stated above.I transition them over by mixing grower and the adult feed gradually reducing the grower, or you can just feed them the adult feed, they will eventually eat it.

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