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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yadaguhtoo, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. yadaguhtoo

    yadaguhtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    Washington State
    At what age can you safely switch baby chicks from the chick starter? and do you put them right onto layer or is there some different food level in between? crumble or pellets?
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    I'm feeding medicated starter until they lay eggs. Then I will switch to layer. All I know that it's not good to give baby chicks calcium before they are ready due to causing health problems.

    I think layer has extra calcium, but I'm not sure.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  3. TheSitcomGirls

    TheSitcomGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2010
    I read that about too much calcium being bad for chickens not of laying age as well. Laying food has added Calcium. My first group stayed on starter until they started laying. My 2nd and 3rd groups ate Purina Flock Raiser (grower food) starting at 8 weeks. Everybody grew (growing) up just fine!

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