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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cjeanean, Mar 18, 2008.
The back of the bag of the brand that you are using should have a chart. Mine is until 11 weeks.
when I see mine eating with the rest of the flock I discontinue the starter, of course, they are pretty fair size by then.
I always kept mine on it til they were right before laying age about 20 weeks and then switched them to the layer.
I keep mine on chick starter grower till 20 weeks also.
Purina Start and Grow says till 20 wks.
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.
I kept mine on Start&Grow for 22weeks. That is when they started laying.
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.....
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.