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GC-Raptor

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Usually 18 weeks or till the first egg is laid.
Directions should be on the tag sewn to bottom of bag. Sometimes on the backside.
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Some Starter feeds say to switch to a Grower feed after 6 or 8 weeks.
I use a combo Start & Grow/Starter-Grower 18 to 20%.

Offer Oyster Shells in a separate container after 16 weeks. GC
 

NatJ

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how long do I feed chick starter

As long as you like. Un-medicated chick starter is safe for all ages of chickens: from hatch until they die of old age. Just put out a dish of oyster shell (for extra calcium) when they start laying eggs.

If you are wanting to switch to a cheaper feed (which usually has lower protein), then you can switch to a grower feed at whatever age the bag says.
 

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