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Hi everyone!
At what age can I start feeding my girls chicken scratch? My girls are now about 6 weeks old.
Thanks for your help!
4 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Cuckoo Murans, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Light Brahmas, 1 orange Tabby, 1 terrier, one fun loving English Bulldog, and One busily buzzing hive of honeybees ! I definitely feel like a farmer!
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4 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Cuckoo Murans, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Light Brahmas, 1 orange Tabby, 1 terrier, one fun loving English Bulldog, and One busily buzzing hive of honeybees ! I definitely feel like a farmer!
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I am new to chickens but according to the type of feed I am using (Nutrena), scratch can be started at 16 weeks (the same age they are started on layer feed) and should not make up more than 10% of their diet.  I went to a nutrition seminar on chickens and asked if a change in grain had to be gradual and was told no, can just go from chick grower to layer directly.  So different from the other livestock/critters I am used to where changes need to be gradual.  Cute chicks! 

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Mine start as soon as they can eat it as they are raised in the flock or are added at around 4-8 weeks.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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