Chick feed dilemma

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenpredatorkiller, May 22, 2016.

  1. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    South Carolina
    I have three 5 week old chicks that I inherited from my sister's friend and am probably going to end up adding them to my 6 hen flock. The problem is, I need to feed them but i'm not sure I want to buy separate feed just for the three of them. I've heard layer feed is bad for them because of the calcium but does anyone have experience with this? also are pellets by themselves safe for 5 week old chicks? I'm hoping I can get by with letting them free range some during the day and scraps and a little bit of the hens layer feed but not sure. Thanks for any input?
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    Since you haven't added them to the flock yet . Just get grower..

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