Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SC-ChickMom, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chirping

    Jul 21, 2011
    I have nearly 2 week old CX. I am having a hard time finding what to feed them after chick food. At our local store there is a grower but it has 15% protein. I think (correct me if I am wrong) they need higher protein. Is it possible to continue a non medicated chick feed (22%) their whole life? From what I understand, I am to let them free feed to week 3 and then 12 hrs on 12 hrs off. Is all this correct?

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    If you can only get 15% you won't need to restrict feed.
    I try to feed between 20-24% depending on the breed but whatever grower feed you give can be given until butcher time.

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