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what i feed my 1.5 month old chicks 

plz advise me feed that they and grow fast!!!!

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Non medicated chick starter. You can feed that for the rest of their lives if you want. Just supplement oyster shell when they start laying eggs. As they grow sometimes a flock gets into the habit of scratching out allot of feed from container and leaving it to rot on the ground. To counter this move up to pellet form feed. There is all sorts of feed in pellet form. Birds should be at least twelve weeks old before using that. I use turkey/game bird finisher in pellet form. It's an all flock feed without the extra calcium in layer feed so I can feed it to cock birds and birds of all ages (assuming they are large enough to eat pellet). When growing out chicks my entire flock gets switched over to non medicated chick starter. I like simple and one feed type at a time is simple. 

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what i feed my 1.5 month old chicks 

plz advise me feed that they and grow fast!!!!

Medicated chick starter. Don't use non-medicated chick starter until you're already good at spotting coccidiosis at a glance.

 

Robert

Robert Plamondon * Norton Creek Press, Blodgett Oregon * Latest Reprint: Turkey Management by Marsden & Martin * Most Popular: Fresh-Air Poultry Houses by Dr. Woods. See my Chicken FAQ, too.
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The birds are already 1.5 months old and outside I'd assume. Non medicated. They've already gotten an immune system to cocci at this age and outside. 

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