after the medicated chick starter feed , what's next?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lorain's fids, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When the chicks are done with the medicated starter feed what do I feed them until they are ready to lay eggs. And do I start the layer feed before the eggs or when they first start to lay the eggs. Is one brand of chick food better than the other. I looked on the TSS website and seen 2 brands- Manna, and Purina. Also I have seen posts about the protein % in the feed, What should the protein % be for chickens.
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Starter/Grower would work or Flock Raiser. Don't start the Layer until you see eggs and even then it's safe to use up whatever you have with oyster shell or crushed egg shell.
     

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