Feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Puma, May 1, 2009.

  1. Puma

    Puma Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks are 8 weeks old. Should I switch them to 15% grower feed now?
     
  2. Lairvine

    Lairvine Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the feed you have just a starter feed? or is it a start and grow? if it is a starter/grower feed then I would just keep feeding that.
     
  3. Puma

    Puma Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a chick starter formula
     
  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to this but the Hatchery where I bought my chicks from said to start switching my chicks from starter to grower at 7 weeks and then at 14 weeks (I think if I'm remembering correctly) to start switching them over to layer feed. Hope this helps.

    Karen
     
  5. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    15% sounds too low for a grower feed to me... they need more protein than that - 18% - 20% at this age, according to my reading...
     

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