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I feed a non medicated starter grower all the time to my bantams. My large flock are fed an all flock. You don't need to switch. You can switch to layer if you wish when most are laying, or you can just put out a dish of oyster shells. Layer often doesn't have enough protein for backyard flocks that are given lots of treats. Scratch is considered a treat to give them something to peck and scratch at, it's usually tossed on the ground for them to find.
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One more question, do they still need a heat lamp? 🤔 They have big fluffy feathers and are molting.
Edited by WildCochinReba - 5/14/16 at 2:28am
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As chicks are growing and feathers are coming in, you were lowering the temperature in the brooder each week. At ~4 weeks the heat is no longer needed in the brooder, and the chicks adjust to standard ambient temperature within the room of the house where the brooder is kept.

Once the chicks are fully feathered and moved outside...they should be fully ready to face the rigors of life outside.

Well...at least that's how it's supposed to go.

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"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

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