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

  1. bdog

    bdog Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2010
    Natchez, Ms. 39120
    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!

  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

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    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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