layer production

Asked December 30, 2014, 11:19 PM EST

My pullets were given layer mash on day 1 of week 17.Will that affect egg production?

Outside United States poultry poultry nutrition

2 Responses

The effect will depend on the type of chickens and whether or not you have been light stimulating them to bring them into production. For most situations, feeding layer mash earlier should not adversely affect egg production. See more information on feeding laying hens at http://www.extension.org/pages/69065/feeding-chickens-for-egg-production#.VKYoFcnIAsA

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