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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Oct 6, 2008.
I have some 10 day old RIRs.
How long on starter?
When to start laying crumbles or pellets?
Switch from "Starter" to "Grower" at 8 weeks old.
Switch from "Grower" to "Layer" at around 5 to 5.5 months.
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.
Purina Start and Grow can be fed up until 18-20 weeks.
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.