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Feeding chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by madmantrapper, May 17, 2009.

  1. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    How long do you contimue using the starter feed? What is the next level feed?
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:The usual formula is starter for 8 weeks, then grower til point of lay, then layer feed.

    Around here we only get starter/grower, so I keep them on that til they start laying, or around 5 months.

    Some say to stay with the starter or grower and not use the layer at all, but offer oyster shell free choice and separately to laying hens, which the hens will eat as needed for calcium.

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