Food/Feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mnm9933, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. mnm9933

    mnm9933 Out Of The Brooder

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    What do leghorns, silkies, and polish chickens eat??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Most people feed the chicks Chick Starter, in crumble form. Most people buy the medicated, but many people buy non-medicated.

    After that, some people, at 8 weeks of age, switch them to Grower. Others, just keep them on the Chick Starter until the birds are adults. It's a choice.
    Once everyone is laying, some people like what is called Layer Feed. Layer is just Grower, but it has added calcium, needed for egg shell production, but others continue with a Grower type feed and offer a calcium source, such as oyster shells on the side.

    All major feed companies, Like Purina, off this information, and more, on what is called a Feeding Chart. This Chart is either printed on the back of their bags of feed, and/or available on the feed company's website.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. mnm9933

    mnm9933 Out Of The Brooder

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    thankz [​IMG]
     

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