Chick starter question

Yardbirds286

Songster
11 Years
Jan 7, 2009
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Is there any harm in keeping some of my chicks on starter until 8 weeks? I have quite a bit left, and by the time it's gone the chicks will be 6 - 8 weeks old. The bag says up until 6 weeks, then switch to grower so I don't want to give them something that could wack out my so far healthy girls.
 

D'Angelo N Va.

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Dec 28, 2009
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I feed mine starter/grower until they are 16-18 weeks of age, then switch over to laying pellets..although this year I think I am going to go flock raiser if I can find it in pellets so as not to have so much waste.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
Agree with the other posters. In areas where seperate starter and grower is not available, like here, we feed starter/grower until POL.
 

Yardbirds286

Songster
11 Years
Jan 7, 2009
293
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Western Mass
So, in other words I won't hurt a thing by using up all my starter by 8 weeks then switching to grower, then to layer around 22 weeks or so. Good deal, thanks guys.
 

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