Grower/layer feed at 7wks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RIVERA69R, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 7wk olds that have been outside now for about 2wks fully feathered and I recieved two 25lb bags of grower/layer crumbles is it a big deal to feed them that at this age they also get let out into the backyard to free range every afternoon when we get home looking for opinions I dont want to hurt my babies!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Don't feed layer ration until they either start to lay or 20 weeks of age, whichever comes first. The extra calcium hurts the internal organs of growing chicks.

    Regular grower and free ranging will be great for them.
     
  3. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Personally I'd feed it to them. They are 1/2 way to layers.
    (mind you, I will be wrong regardless to what I answer)

    But they are past the baby stage.
     

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