how long do chicks need chick starter????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cjeanean, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Thanks!
     
  2. plapczynski

    plapczynski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The back of the bag of the brand that you are using should have a chart. Mine is until 11 weeks.
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    when I see mine eating with the rest of the flock I discontinue the starter, of course, they are pretty fair size by then.
     
  4. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    I always kept mine on it til they were right before laying age about 20 weeks and then switched them to the layer.
     
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I keep mine on chick starter grower till 20 weeks also.
     
  6. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Purina Start and Grow says till 20 wks.
     
  7. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switch at 20 weeks, however I feed it during the colder times of the year to my adults because it keeps them laying all winter. The next bag will go back to layer pellets.
     
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I kept mine on Start&Grow for 22weeks. That is when they started laying.
     
  9. kevinkeb4

    kevinkeb4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    My splash (zsa-zsa) ,just hatched 4 of her 10 eggs today,and I am not sure if I have to get food,etc.
    Do I let the mother take care of them,she is sitting on them still,or should I take them out?
    All the info I can get will be greatly appreciated,I love my chickens,except fred I have to find someone to take him,I already have a roo,and they fight all the time,so they are seperated.
    Please guide this new papa.....
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The chicks need chick starter/grower. The hen can eat it too. She might could use the extra calories and nutrients since she is just coming off the nest.

    I feed mine the starter/grower until I see an egg then I switch them over to layer.
     

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