About what age

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PaPa Charlie, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. PaPa Charlie

    PaPa Charlie Out Of The Brooder

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    About what age should I switch to regular chicken feed? My chicks are only 4 weeks old this Saturday, and we just purchased a new bag of starter feed. After this feed is gone, would it be ok to switch to layer feed? When can I start the cracked corn and scratch?

    Also, the chicks are outgrowing the brooder, (28 chicks in a 4 x 2 x 2 foot high brooder), and we are planning on letting them loose in the coop this weekend or next week. If I keep the heat lamp on, will the chicks be ok? What about letting the chicks on the roost?

    Thanks,

    Sweet corn Charlie
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    No Calcium content in layer feed is much too high for Chicks.
     
  3. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only start to mix in corn when u take them off heat otherwise stick to starter feed until they are about 20 weeks old. If they look abit feeble then add in some growers pellets
     

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