Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bdog, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. bdog

    bdog Out Of The Brooder

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    When should you switch from the med. chick feed and what type should i go to next?

    The chickes are 3 weeks old RIR, PBR, EE!

    Thanks
    Jimmy
     
  2. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I dont use medicated at all. They need to be on starter or flock raiser till they are about 16-18 weeks then they can go to layer. If you have a mixed flock then use flock raiser or starter/finisher and have oyster shell available. stick to soft treats for them while they are little.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I'd keep them on chick starter until they are at least eight weeks old then transition them over to a grower feed until they lay their first eggs then over to layer. Or you can keep them on starter all the way till their first eggs then go to layer. I use Purina Flock Raiser myself so at eight to ten weeks I begin to transition them onto that the supplement oyster shell on the side at about five months.
     

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