Chick starter question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yardbirds286, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Yardbirds286

    Yardbirds286 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  2. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    i feed mine starter/grower until they are 18 weeks,then start free will oyster shell.after they start laying i switch over to laying pellets
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2010
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    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.
     
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    I give mine starter til they are about to POL, or whenever it is gone around that time.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Agree with the other posters. In areas where seperate starter and grower is not available, like here, we feed starter/grower until POL.
     
  6. Yardbirds286

    Yardbirds286 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     

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