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feeding young chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by use2bwilson, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. use2bwilson

    use2bwilson New Egg

    Aug 18, 2011
    When do you start to feed young hens (layers) normal chicken layer feed? We have 9 week old chicks and I wanted to know when to transition them to layer feed. Do I do it gradually?
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2012
    You start feeding them "real" chicken food around 6 months old. Gradually mix it in with their baby food. [​IMG]
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Start feeding the layer feed just before they start laying. It's different for every breed, but for layers such as sex links that's around 4 months. You can just transition straight away, or do it slowly, it doesn't really matter because the chickens will eat it. We jumped right in with the layer feed at about 16 weeks old.

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