I have 6 two month old pullets. I am almost out of their chick feed and need to go pick up some new food. I was wondering if I should switch to Grower feed now or if I should stick with the chick feed?
As long as the grower ration has similar protein and other contents to the chick starter, I don't think it really matters, though my experience is limited. I know that the important thing is not feeding layer feed until they actually begin to lay, since the calcium will mess up their systems.
Beckysbrood, it depends how much time they spend inside the coop. If it's only at night, then no, they don't need food and water since they're blind in the dark and go into a sort of coma when they're asleep. If they're inside even during the day (for predator reasons, etc.), then furnish feeder and waterer inside.