Changing Feeds

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

  1. sabinechickencatcher

    sabinechickencatcher New Egg

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    At what age can chicks be taken off medicated chick starter feed?

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    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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