Food issues need help!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lilarabookworm, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im new to the whole chicken thing. (have my first 17 eggs in the bator) im not sure what to feed the chickens. Need help! [​IMG]
     
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It's pretty simple.
    Feed new chicks chick starter. In some places it's sold as chick starter, others it's chick starter/grower. If it's plain chick starter you feed it for about 6 to 8 weeks, then switch to grower. Chick starter/grower you feed until such time as you get your first egg or 18 to 20 weeks, whichever comes first.
    Chick starter comes in medicated and non-medicated. Some folks prefer the non-medicated, but I like the extra protection from coccidia that the medicated provides.
    Once you reach that first egg/18 to 20 weeks mark, you switch to layer feed and supplement with oyster shell.
    There now, that's clear as mud isn't it?
     
  3. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks [​IMG]
     

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