Feeding 9-week old juvie Black Stars

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FinnIslander, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. FinnIslander

    FinnIslander Out Of The Brooder

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    Question: Please excuse my ignorance but I'm receiving several 6-9 week old juvenile birds (from Murray-McMurrays) and am not sure what to feed them and when to switch feeds. I've tried searching all the forums but couldn't find an answer. Should I (pardon the pun) start them on "starter feed" or go right to "grower feed"? What/when does one switch from starter to grower to layer feed anyways? Thanks

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  2. SelfMadeFarming

    SelfMadeFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick starter goes to aprox 10-12 weeks

    Grower is up to 18 weeks or egg laying

    Layer is when the are older than 18 weeks and laying

    The back of the feed bags gives a guide line of the appropriate feeding age

    These are all approximate and may vary just by a few weeks.
    It's not going to harm them if your off by a week or two, they will be fine.

    Hope that helps...
    Good Luck with you new birds!
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2014
  3. FinnIslander

    FinnIslander Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! Thanks ever so much. I'm getting the juvies in 2 weeks but want to pick up the feed ahead of time os that REALLY helps.
     
  4. SelfMadeFarming

    SelfMadeFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Welcome

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