Feed for day old chics

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by All about the EGG, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Yup...that works! As long as its chick starter crumbles...and you might want to make sure its medicated. Most are...but I think there are a few out there that are not.
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    It's fine...I prefer a medicated starter/grower for cocci but this is fine to feed your day olds...
  3. I noticed it said non-medicated, no withdrawl. Whats in it? Morphine? Thanks.
  4. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    This brings up a question. At what age do you take the chicks off starter and feed grower? Then at what time do you start laying food? Seems to me you are left with a lot of feed till the next hatch. What is the difference between the feeds? I know, a lot of questions but one has to start somewhere. Hopefully my first eggs will start hatching 2/4.
  5. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Quote:The starter feed that I use said to feed for 2 weeks then switch to broiler, which is the same thing but not ground as fine. My feed is in mash form, not crumbles or pellets, though. That might make a difference. If you know what brand you'll be feeding you might be able to look up the company online and get their recommendations.
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    My starter/grower feed is fed til they reach 18 weeks of age and then are put on a layer crumble or pellet.....
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Quote:Also what I do.
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    Oh no, they'll be rubbing their wings and seeing bugs under their skin!
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Quote:No withdrawal means that you don't have to wait any period of time before eating the chickens or eating their eggs. If medicated feed has amprolium in it, there is also withdrawl.

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