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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by YumaJohnny, May 7, 2009.
My chicks are 3 weeks old today. I have them on chick starter? How long do I keep them on this feed?
I think up to 10 weeks,
then grower until they lay,
then layer pellets
But I'm sure other people have had success doing it differently so you'll probably get several suggestions
I keep my chicks on chick starter until they are 8 weeks old then I mix in the chick grower gradually. Then at 18 weeks I gradually change them to layer pellets. Hope this helps.
I am getting ready to intergrate 2 9 week old chickies in with my 2 hens that are over a year old - how do I seperate the food??? Or keep the little ones from eating the laying mash, or the big ones from eating the grower?? Any suggestions?
Last spring was the first time I ever had chicks. I never did the starter feed or the water suppliment. I gave them oatmeal at the beginning and then slowly went over to regular feed. Never did starter, grower, or layer ration. They all started laying at 6 months and have been very healthy. One just hatched 6 chicks and is taking care of them herself.
thanks for the great info!