How long do chicks stay on chick mash?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Little-er, May 6, 2011.

  1. Chicken Little-er

    Chicken Little-er Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chicks are just over a month old and have been on chick mash. Is it time to change them up to crumbles? At what point do they make a real shift in the type of food (developer?). The person at the feed store told me 12 weeks / 12 weeks / 12 weeks -- is that what you all do? Many thanks
     
  2. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starter/grower until they start to lay, 18-26 week depending on the breed.
     
  3. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

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    I use chick starter crumbles with my chicks from day one. Did the same thing last year with no problems. I have never used chick mash.
    Jack
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    I feed chick starter until I see an egg [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Quote:Which is what I do. When the first eggs come I either move them over to layer feed or give a general purpose poultry ration supplemented with oyster shell.
     

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