EthanWalker33

In the Brooder
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how long do i need to wait too change my chicks food over to adult food??? and do you mix oyster shell in with the adult food when they make the change???
 

Mace Gill

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how long do i need to wait too change my chicks food over to adult food??? and do you mix oyster shell in with the adult food when they make the change???
I don't remember the actual number of weeks ... but at ... six to eight weeks start switching from chick to starter/grower feed. Then, at about twelve to fourteen weeks, start switching to layer feed. Don't mix in any ouster shells ... leave that separately available to them as a 'free choice'. They'll eat it as they need it.
 

ChickenMammX4

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I used chick starter until they started laying then switched to layer crumbles. We offer oyster shell in a separate dispenser.
 

rosemarythyme

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You can switch to grower feed around 8 weeks or so and layer feed once they start laying. Or you can stick with grower or "all-flock" feed instead of layer, just make sure they do have access to oyster shells as needed.

Offer oyster shells on the side once they start laying.
 

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