Chicks growing up

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenmom1, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. chickenmom1

    chickenmom1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2010
    Hey everyone,
    Just wondering. My chicks are now 12-13 weeks old and have incorporated nicely with the hens. However, I notice that the hens are eating a lot of unmedicated chick starter grower. Should I just switch to layer feed completely or should I still put out the chick feed and just let the hens eat the crap out of it. It was recomended to me to feed the chicks chick starter/grower until they lay their first egg. What do you do?
  2. GwenDellAnno

    GwenDellAnno Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2009
    Water Valley, AB
    I'm going to keep mine separate until the chicks are old enough to start on layer pellets (at about 20 weeks). My chicks are just 4 weeks old.
  3. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Athens, GA
    I like to feed them all flock raiser and offer oyster shell. That way I know everyone is getting what they need and nothing that is going to hurt them.

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