At what age do I stop feeding my chicks starter crumbles?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Beanbag, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Beanbag

    Beanbag Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    South Georgia
    Hello everyone! My oldest chick is going on 5 weeks old and the others are between the ages of 2 weeks to 3 1/2 weeks old. When should I stop feeding them starter crumbles and what type of food do I feed them next?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I feed mine chick starter (unmedicated) until they are at the point of lay (around 18-20 wks) and then switch to a laying pellet.

    There also is a 'grower' available, but I just keep them on the chick starter.

    You don't want to switch over to a laying pellet/crumble too soon as the extra calcium can be not so good for growing chicks, and growing chicks need extra protein.

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