Chick feed to chicken feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by barngirlsrule, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. barngirlsrule

    barngirlsrule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are 4 weeks old. when should i change from chick to chicken food? [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Chick start to grow mash around 10 weeks
    Grow mash to lay mash around 20 weeks.

    At least this is what we did.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  3. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should have them on chick starter for the first 19 weeks, then go to right to laying mash.
     
  4. robbinbaker

    robbinbaker Out Of The Brooder

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    But what if they are in with the big girls? I have chick starter available to them, but they seem pretty interested in the layer mash. And the layers seem to want to eat the chick starter. Is this a big deal? Will they just eat what they eat and be ok?
     
  5. barngirlsrule

    barngirlsrule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok im really new to the "chicken world" but what is mash? [​IMG]
     
  6. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My local feed store, whose owners also have chickens, say chick sarterfor 6-8 weeks, then grower feed until they start laying. After they start laying switch to the layer feed or regular chick feed. If you have roosters, you'll not want to use layer feed.
     

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