Help with Baby chicks feed.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hillbilly Rooster, May 19, 2009.

  1. I have 50, 8 to 10 week old chicks and then I have for Bantams that are 4 weeks old if I put them in with the older ones and they do fine can I start them on the different feed along with my older ones will it hurt them.

    I just brought home 30 pheasants and I need to make room. Does anyone see a problem with what I want to do?

    Thank you
    Last edited: May 19, 2009

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I'm guessing the 8-10 week olds are on grower and the bantams are on starter. Both groups are too young for layer ration. If you can do the integration with the difference in ages, the bantams will do OK on grower. The main difference is the percentage protein. The two are formulated to be most efficient for their age group. There is nothing in there that will hurt them. They just may not grow exactly as fast as they would with the recommended feed. You probably won't notice any difference.

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