Feed 3wk old chics?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lyon3mchics, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Lyon3mchics

    Lyon3mchics Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three week old chic - we came home with starter feed. How long do you keep feeding the starter feed? I use layer pullets for my older "girls" -I think the babies are too young for that. Thanks!!
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Starter feed until they are fully feathered and then switch to grower. Layer feed only when they are ready to lay. The extra calcium is bad for younger birds.
     
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    Thanks - when I am ready to have the little one in the coop with the big girls ( which I know won't be for awhile) do I mix the food?
     
  4. NoseyChickens

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    Usually when I have mixed aged chickens all together like that I will put them all on Purina Flock Raiser and just offer oyster shell seperately for the layers for calcium. It works out well.
     

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