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Matilda age 5-6 weeks

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At what age do I switch her to a laying feed right now she is on chick starter? She is only Survivor of my first 6 chicks (2 legged human predater). I have 4, 2 week old Bantams as well. Is there a feed I can feed everybody or must I get the two different feeds till all are laying age?

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Edited by Tlco - 10/3/16 at 9:09pm
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To feed a mixed flock (age, gender, production status) you can use grower/maintenance type feeds such as all-flock, flock raiser, etc.  This avoids having to have two feeds as you don''t want to put a young bird on layer until at least 18 weeks or when they actually start to lay.

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The chick starter is medicated a brand from Tracker Supply. Is it OK to continue feeding this to them all till they are all at laying age.
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You can continue with chick starter feed until your bantams are 6-8 weeks old and then put them all on growers / general flock feed. 

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Thank you...happy chicks🐤🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥
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Yeah success Matilda and the babies are in the same house..they are so sweet together. Matilda is actually mothering them tring to protect em from big bad hands..lol she feeds then small pieces of grass and stuff. They run after her as well and get up under her too. Do u think she will keep em warm or should I keep usIng the warming light too?
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