Changing Feeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sabinechickencatcher, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. sabinechickencatcher

    sabinechickencatcher New Egg

    Jun 13, 2011
    At what age can chicks be taken off medicated chick starter feed?

  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Feed bag labels usually have guidelines printed on them. Usually starter is fed to around 8 weeks, then grower to around 20 weeks or when they start laying, then layer. Around here they sell a "starter / grower" that you feed from day one til point of lay. Medicated (if it's with amprolium) won't hurt them, nor will starter feed for longer than 8 weeks.
  3. They should be taken off at 8 weeks old. Below is what I do....

    Medicated chick starter from day one to 8-weeks old.

    Starter/Grower from 8-weeks to 18-weeks

    Layer from 18-weeks on
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011

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