Have a feeding question.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Waldorbigbill, May 10, 2011.

  1. Waldorbigbill

    Waldorbigbill Out Of The Brooder

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    My 13 chicks are about 6 weeks old now getting ready to move them outside this weekend. I'm down to the last of my feeder feed. The bag says that I should feed them this feed until 22 weeks of age. But when I spoke with a feed place they said if I have laying hens I should switch to a growing feed after 5 weeks. So now i'm not sure what the right answer is but them seem to love crushed up cheerios LOL. Any advice on what feed I should be using for my 13 laying hens.
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    I would switch to grow now or in couple of weeks then to layer a little befor there type of breed is sapose to start laying.
     
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't start layer feed until they are about 4 months or I see an egg! Mine are 12-13 weeks and still on chick starter mixed with grain.
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, feed starter until you see an egg or until about 4 months old. They need the extra boost they get from it.
     
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use a starter/grower until they begin laying... and that is when I switch to layer feed. If your feed is starter and then grower, and then layer, you might want to ask another.

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    ps enjoy the little ones!
     

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