4 week olds - feeding advice

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Linda in San Diego, May 17, 2008.

  1. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Songster

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    Well it took me 3 weeks to figure out that using the hanging option on my hanging feeder was going to cut down on food being wasted. Now we are going through much less feed. But now I am starting to run low on my original bag of starter.
    I have 12 chicks that are now 4 weeks old, they are intended to be egg layers not meat, should I buy the same or step up to the next type of scratch?
    Last edited: May 17, 2008
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Not scratch.

    Up to you really, I am feeding my 9 week olds a general feed - I moved them to the coop at 8 weeks and thats when they stopped getting the medicated chick starter.
  3. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    From what I've read on here and elsewhere, you should continue the starter until 16 weeks. [​IMG]

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