My 3 week old CX are now in my Salatin style pen in my yard that hasnt been mowed in 6 weeks so I have thick grass, clovers and bugs etc.... My question......... As many of you know the cost of feeding these birds are through the roof. I have 105 in a 10 x 12 pin. I'm selling off 15 to get them down to 90 for this size pen. Should I or would you withhold feed on these birds and for how long???? Will they stilll grow off well? I have heard feeding them 24/7 is just wasting feed as they dont convert it anyways. Just looking for your thoughts. Im am feeding them this 20% Feed Bartlett Milling uses no animal fat or animal protein sources in its Poultry feeds. Apex, from Nutriad, provides natural botanical flavorings and essential plant oils for improved feed consumption and performance, and better gastrointestinal function. Click here to learn more about Apex STARTER & GROWER CRUMBLE with Apex; 20% protein for young laying chicks; feed until commencement of laying (20 to 24 weeks). Straight-run (mixed sex) chicks should also be started on this feed. Crumbles help reduce waste. Feed to chicks and pullets as the sole ration from hatch through 17 weeks of age.