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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Toastyone, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Toastyone

    Toastyone Songster

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    How long do I need to feed the chick starter feed to the chicks? Weird I know but when can they have just normal layer feed? because that would be when they could be turned loose with the rest of the ladies out there.
     

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I feed the chick starter/grower until they reach 20 weeks, which is the average age for hens to begin laying.
     
  3. I start to mix, starter and some grower at about 6 weeks and then ween them off of starter that way, until at about 15 weeks and then they are ready for freezer camp.
     
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    This is my first experience with raising chicks, but I'm going the same route chickmom is. When they reach the laying stage (I'm going with 20-24 wks), I'll transition them to layer pellets.
     
  5. Toastyone

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    Think I'll start mixing theirs about 6-8 weeks like HoglundH because I'll need to get them out with the other ladies before they start laying and the other hens can't eat the chick food if we're going to eat their eggs
     

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