food!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EthanWalker33, May 29, 2017.

  1. EthanWalker33

    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???
     
  2. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Songster

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    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.
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Songster

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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.
     
  4. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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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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