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Hi I have buff Orpingtons. They are 7 wks. old and they are on chick starter. Was wondering if they should be switched to other food by the time they are 8 wks. old. I have 5 other chickens and they are 9 yrs. old, so to be honest I forgot when I started my old ones on the different food. I could use some help with this question, I would really appreciate it. Thank you

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Welcome to BYC!

Ideally they should be on a medicated starter from 0-8 weeks, a non-medicated grower from 8-16 weeks, and a layer from 16-18+ weeks and on for the rest of the hen's life. You may want to switch them back to grower during the 1-2 month period of their yearly molt.

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100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Actually I found wild chicken egg in the jungle ,were being eaten by eagle ,for sake I saved one ,without knowing how old it is ,now its in an homemade incubator, I don't know how to hatch ,even don't know when is day 21,rest all test are done ,got low floater in water test. Help me please
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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from QMisha so I'll just say hello!

 

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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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dillu little  - I answered your other thread

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