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4 weeks old & starting on crumble?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NHchicks, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I change my 4 week old chicks' food from mash to crumble? They waste so much of the mash I hate it - they seem to peck around for the bigger pieces and leave the dust there. I did start them on crumble yesterday, but I want to make sure I'm not starving them. Mom is free ranging with them all day, so I'm sure they're getting a lot of bugs, but it probably wears her out, so I want to be sure I'm giving them enough food. I'm assuming they can eat the crumble just fine?
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes. I skip mash and only use crumbles.
     
  3. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good. Thank you!
     
  4. CircleC

    CircleC Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been using the crumbles too. The feed store where I got them from said it was fine to use.
     

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