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ok so my local co op sells chick start which is a fine powder and chick crumbles with is more like smashed up pellets when can I switch my chicks from start to crumbles? I have my rirs which are about 5-6 weeks and pound down start like nobody's business so I was searching on here and everyone's saying keep them on crumbs till six weeks and go to pellets? its just confusing beings diff states sell diff things so I have chick start-fine powder and chick crumbles which is a little bit bigger thanks for any input


Edited by ShortCircuitRanch2332 - 4/7/11 at 6:47pm
owner of a small farm, with sheep, goats, turkeys, geese, ducks, chickens LOTS of gardens and my Ol hound and me in a rocking chair with a guitar on the porch lol
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owner of a small farm, with sheep, goats, turkeys, geese, ducks, chickens LOTS of gardens and my Ol hound and me in a rocking chair with a guitar on the porch lol
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post #2 of 5

Beautiful, beautiful roo!

ETA: Sorry, I was so distracted by your roo.  My birds are on crumbles until they are switched over to layer pellets.  And the transition to pellets was not smooth, as the ladies thought they were way too big.


Edited by Peppermint - 4/7/11 at 10:45am
Urban chicken farmer: GLW, polish, EE's, Wellie, bantam Ameraucanas, and D'Uccles.
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Urban chicken farmer: GLW, polish, EE's, Wellie, bantam Ameraucanas, and D'Uccles.
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Oh lol that's not my Roo but I have one that's an old English game fowl and he looks almost identical to that one cept he has white LONG feathers on his neck instead of black He even has the same rose comb lol

ok what age did you switch from the powder to crumbles? or are they the same? lol IM SO CONFUSED he lmao


Edited by ShortCircuitRanch2332 - 4/7/11 at 11:14am
owner of a small farm, with sheep, goats, turkeys, geese, ducks, chickens LOTS of gardens and my Ol hound and me in a rocking chair with a guitar on the porch lol
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owner of a small farm, with sheep, goats, turkeys, geese, ducks, chickens LOTS of gardens and my Ol hound and me in a rocking chair with a guitar on the porch lol
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post #4 of 5

crumbles tends to look like powder as when they crumble it you get a lot of dust. You should see small particles in there, at least in mine I do.

I left mine on crumbles till about 8 weeks, then went to growth, then at about 22 weeks moved to layer. Tried to move them over to pellets but my hens are choosy, they won't eat it. They like the crumbles even in layer feed so it's what they get. Pellets don't waste as much as the crumbles but you give them what they like.thumbsup

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Ok well the feed store calls the crumbs starter I guess cuz it's a fine powder and what they call crumbles is bigger it's kind of like a crushed cookie? Idk how to explain it I'll post pics
ok so here is the pics this is the (chic start they sell)
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/82428_photo2.jpg
they feed this to the chicks in the store as well
and this is the (chick crumbles)
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/82428_photo.jpg
as you can see its bigger they said its for bigger chicks so what age can I switch? 5-6 weeks?


Edited by ShortCircuitRanch2332 - 4/7/11 at 6:23pm
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