How long to feed chick starter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Remurph, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Remurph

    Remurph New Egg

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    When do I switch my chicks to a regular chicken diet?
     
  2. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps


    generally when they begin to lay, or as wattles and combs turn deep red indicating they are about to lay.

    RobertH
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Some folks just feed the chick starter all the way to egg laying maturity. (if you are asking about egg laying breeds)
    Others feed the starter for 8 weeks then switch them over to a Grower until egg laying maturity. Other people just use a Flock Raiser or All Flock type product and that is that.
    These schedules on often printed right on the back of the Purina bags, for example.

    There is a number of ways to go. Are your birds egg laying breeds or are they meat birds? That really needs to be answered first.
     
  4. Remurph

    Remurph New Egg

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    They are egg laying breed. Thanks for the info!
     

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