10 Weeks Old . . .what to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Autumn Acres, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Autumn Acres

    Autumn Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are 10 weeks old today! I've been feeding them Purina starter/grower since day one. Just bought some "scratch" from the feed store, but it's not truly scratch, but the guy at the store said it would do the job. . .

    Sometimes I feed them bread, if I have any leftover. They also seem to like to pick through the slightly moldy hay that the horses won't touch.

    I'm a newbie, so any suggestions? What's off limits? I am waiting anxiously to be done with this bag of grower and start them on layer in another 10 weeks or so!
     
  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens LOVE vegies, fruit, mealworms, table scraps [ meat included]. They are true garbage disposal. [​IMG] Layena is a good feed for when they are 6-7 months old. Scratch [corn, millet, wheat] is a great treat and BOSS [aka: black oil sunflower seeds] is another tasty treat.
     
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Keep on starter/grower till they're ready to lay and NOTHING moldy!!!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Do NOT let them have anything moldy!! That can cause sour crop and death. They need starter and that's it. Maybe some scrambled eggs, plain no-sugar yogurt, but please don't feed them tons of other stuff because you are lowering their protein levels they need for their fast growth at that age.
     

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