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How to Make the Switch from Medicated to Grower?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ma, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Ma

    Ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our girls are 5 weeks old and its coming time to switch them from their medicated chick/starter to grower feed. How should I switch them over? Mix the two feeds? If so, what percentages or proportions? And over what time span? We have 4 Buff Orpy hens, 4 SL Wyandotte hens, and 1 SLW rooster. (Standards)

    Any advice is most appreciated, thank you!

    Ma
     
  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    We use a 75(medicated) - 25 (grower) mix in the feeder. then the next time you fill the feeder use 50 - 50. then next time 25 - 75. this should change them to the grower over the course of a few weeks without causing distress to their tummies.
     
  3. Ma

    Ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much, that is exactly what I had in mind.

    I did use the search engine and hum...., I see this topic has many varried opinions![​IMG]

    The recommendation on by the manufacturer, Nutrena, is 0-6 weeks for the medicated chick starter.

    I prefer your advice of mixing over the course of several weeks. It just makes common sense.

    Thanks again.

    Ma
     

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