How long on starter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    I have some 10 day old RIRs.
    How long on starter?
    When to start laying crumbles or pellets?
  2. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Switch from "Starter" to "Grower" at 8 weeks old.
    Switch from "Grower" to "Layer" at around 5 to 5.5 months.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    And if you can't find seperate grower where you live, you can feed starter/grower until the first egg or 18 - 20 weeks then they go on to layer feed.
  4. Purina Start and Grow can be fed up until 18-20 weeks.
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Starter up to 8 weeks
    Grower from 8 weeks until you get your first egg
    Layer from first egg on.

    I agree with the other posts. I have RIR's too. I use starter/grower until I get my first egg then I switch the girls to layer. I personally use crumbles. I tried a small bag of pellets but they didn't seem to eat it to well, so I switched back to crumbles, but I started them on crumbles. I smashed up the pellets and mixed it with their crumbles. I have some new baby girl RIR's that are 5 days old. I have no Roo's. If I have any starter/grower left when they start laying, I mix it with the layer until it's gone. I haven't had any problems with my big girls laying. And I did the same with them. I personally use the medicated starter/grower. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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