chicken starter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by loriamarosa, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. loriamarosa

    loriamarosa In the Brooder

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    How many weeks should the chickies be on it? What do you give your girl baby chicks after that?
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I feed starter (mine has 22% protein) until about 8 weeks then I switch to grower (which has 20% protein). Once they start laying you can switch them to layer (which has about 16% protein and a lot of calcium) but don't switch until they start laying. Or you can keep them on grower and add calcium on the side as oyster shell. That's what I do. They eat the calcium when needed.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What SCG said.

    I follow the second pattern, keeping the flock on grower/finisher feed and having crushed oyster shell out 24/7 free choice.
     

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