chick starter feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jstinsmommy, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. jstinsmommy

    jstinsmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    I just joined a mama and her baby she hatched wwith my other 4 girls. The mama and baby (who is 1 month and 10 days) have been eating the chick starter feed. Now that I have combined them all together is there any problem if I feed what chick starter I have left to all of the hens that I have. My other 4 are molting at this time also so I am only getting 1 egg every other day anyway.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    That would be perfect. The extra protein will help the molters build feathers.
    Keep oyster shell in another container for the ones laying.
    Furthermore, after the starter feed is gone, I'd switch to a lower protein grower or finisher feed. Somewhere around 16%.
    At 5 weeks the chick doesn't need that much protein any more but there's no reason to waste what you have.
    The chick definitely can't have layer feed until it starts to lay.
     
  3. jstinsmommy

    jstinsmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so very much for the info
     

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