12 wk old chickens....can we switch food?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RobnCj13, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. RobnCj13

    RobnCj13 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have our chicks(10 of them) on chick starter crumbles, and man are they going through it. Can we switch them over to pellets?
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Switching from crumbles to pellets shouldn't be a problem,unless the chicken are too small.


    ETA: unless you mean layer pellets.
     
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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I go by the reference on my dumar feed bag which recommends starter/grower crumbles up to 10 weeks and then the grower/finisher from 10-18 weeks or when hens are laying when you would change them over to layer/flock feed. Mine will be 10 weeks this week so I am getting ready to switch them over. I have 12 at the moment and yes they are going through the crumbles like starving hounds. I can't wait till spring when they can hit the run and do some foraging to equal it out a bit.
     
  4. RobnCj13

    RobnCj13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the info. We're going to get them going on pellets tomorrow. We're new to chicks, so we are kinda lost...lol.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It can be confusing, especially when you have a lot of people throwing different info at you. lol
     

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