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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by equinehugger3, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Crowing

    Apr 14, 2010
    I have three chickens that are roughly three months old. They're still on chick starter because all we could find at our Farm and Fleet was broiler chicken food, and layer food. I don't know what to feed them, because they NEED to get off of their chick starter. They also eat bugs and slugs and worms because we let them out of their coop and run a LOT. HELPPPPP! I know this post sounds all depressing and it lacks personality, but I'm sitting by my window, and there was just a severe thunderstorm and tornado watch and all that, so it's all grey and depressing. Ugh. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. Turner

    Turner Songster

    Jan 2, 2010
    Northeast OH
    They can stay on the chick starter until you switch them to layer feed at about 18-20 weeks.
  3. grandparooster

    grandparooster In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2010
    Montague, Michigan
    Keep them on chick starter until they are 16 weeks old and then switch them over to layer pellets then. Chick starter has all the right stuff for them to grow until they lay eggs. Don't start on laye rpellets before 16 weeks because that will be too much calcium and their liver/kidneys cant handle it and will result in kidney stones.

    Hope this helps!
  4. Barry1963

    Barry1963 In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2010
    Madison, Tennessee
    At 3 months, you can feed them cracked corn, oats, etc, same as a fully grown bird.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
  5. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Crowing

    Apr 14, 2010
    Thank you people!!!!!!!!! It's my first time with chickens and this helped!

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