High Protein pellet for chicks

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My question is this: How young can a chick swallow a pellet?

I have a source of 21% pellets that I would like to feed to 6 wk old pullets. I know there is a concern about the mineral content of layer feeds given to pullets. But, I would like to know when a chick is physically capable of eating pellets.

Thanks.
 

ChickenLegs13

Songster
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If it's pellets it's obviously isn't intended for chicks and probably has different ingredients and different levels of vitamins & minerals than chick starter does.
But to answer your question; my month olds can eat whole corn and layer pellets. If yours have problems eating it, then wet it to soften it.
 
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