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How long are you supposed to use chick feed and weather ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smileysjs1, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. smileysjs1

    smileysjs1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 12, 2008
    My silkie is 5 weeks old and I think the other two are probably 6-7 weeks old. I was just wondering when I'm supposed to take them off of chick feed? We also just moved them outside to their coop. Its a lowes playhouse and lately its been pretty cold in the evenings and mornings. We have the heat lamp out but should I take it away now or let it stay out for a while?
     
  2. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    I believe you switch from "starter" or chick feed, to "grower" at 8 weeks.
     
  3. smileysjs1

    smileysjs1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I might be buying an 11 week old hen and a roo. Will it be okay to put them all together at once in the coop? Will they be able to eat the grower food with the youngest ones? Or do they need to be on something entirely different?
     

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