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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by genabeana, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. genabeana

    genabeana Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 19, 2009
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    Does anyone add DE to their Chick Starter? Also, when do you start feeding the chicks regular chicken feed? Do babies like table scraps?

    Thanks!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I fed them the starter until they were 10 weeks, then the grow mash. I have never used DE simple because I can't find it. Wait a until the chicks are about 4-6 weeks before you start scrapes - a little yogurt is a good starter treat.
     
  3. genabeana

    genabeana Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your help!
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    No problem!! and [​IMG]
     
  5. I started adding DE to my growing mash, and then when I changed over to layer pellets, I still use de. love the stuff. marrie [​IMG]
     
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    what age do u give them laying mesh?
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I started mine on lay mash about 20-22 weeks, close the time they should start laying. Some breeds typically wait long to start laying, like EE's. Late bloomers.
     
  8. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    is that when u quite giving them grower/finisher?
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yes, after they start lay mash, we stop the grower all together. I forgot to mention that we feed them both until they lay.
     

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