how early is to early?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by n2thestorm5032, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. when starting grower feed, how early is to early to start the feed, they say 6 to 8 weeks, but can I start it at 5 weeks I am almost out of starter feed, and I don't want to buy another bag of starter pellets, to use them only for a week, so could I start it at 5 weeks, what do you BYCer's think?
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    We used a start&grow feed, which the birds were on until they went to layer.

    I'm not sure what the difference is in the two, But I think you should be okay to change a couple weeks earlier. I would suggest you mix the end of the starter with the grower for the end of the starter feed. I think the birds notice the change less.
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Go ahead and start them when you need to get the new bag. They will be fine.

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