Food For My Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by countryboy1, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. countryboy1

    countryboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you feed your baby chicks i'm wanting to incubate and want to get ready.
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    starter feed then at 8 wks switch to grower feed. Check out the Raising Baby Chicks in the Learning Center
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    if not vaccinated use medicated crumbles. If vaccinated just regular starter/grower crumbles until they lay then layer formula.
     
  4. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    how do you feed if you have different ages in the same coop?
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Use Purina Flock Raiser, or something similar
    It says "for starting and growing your mixed flock" on the bag and mine seem to be thriving on it.
     
  6. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:Use Purina Flock Raiser, or something similar
    It says "for starting and growing your mixed flock" on the bag and mine seem to be thriving on it.

    thanks so much.if some of my girls are ready to lay i can put oyster shell in for them,they can eat it if they want,correct?
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Use Purina Flock Raiser, or something similar
    It says "for starting and growing your mixed flock" on the bag and mine seem to be thriving on it.

    thanks so much.if some of my girls are ready to lay i can put oyster shell in for them,they can eat it if they want,correct?

    Correct.
    If you feed Flock Raiser to everyone just give a separate dish of Oyster Shell and the ones that need it will get it.

    Some people prefer to feed this way to provide more protein than layer pellets. I think I might be switching over myself, especially as my chicks grow up and join the layers.
     
  8. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:thanks so much.if some of my girls are ready to lay i can put oyster shell in for them,they can eat it if they want,correct?

    Correct.
    If you feed Flock Raiser to everyone just give a separate dish of Oyster Shell and the ones that need it will get it.

    Some people prefer to feed this way to provide more protein than layer pellets. I think I might be switching over myself, especially as my chicks grow up and join the layers.

    great!thanks again...
     
  9. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    i just saw that the purina flock raiser was in pellets and my birds have only eaten crumbles,i dont want to change this close to winter.do they have a flock raiser in crumbles?
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Mine is in crumbles. [​IMG] It comes in a green bag.
    You can see it here sitting next to the brooder/dog crate.
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    Layena layer feed is in pellets OR crumbles and it comes in a blue bag, but sometimes crumbles are hard to find around here so I always end up with pellets.
     

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