I need to know what to feed after chick starter? I use purina chick .

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  1. flowerhippie

    flowerhippie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I am new to the forum, I have had chickens for 18 years. I have had quite a few different breeds of chickens, This march I purchased black Australorps for the first time, I have never had such sweet chicks, they are very affectionate, and will come and sit on my lap. They are growing fast and knowing that they are a heavy breed, I do not know the rate of growth they have. I have been feeding them purina starter that is medicated, I am going to the feed store tomorrow and want to be confident in knowing what to feed them next. The little cuties are about 10 weeks old. I do not want to give them medicated food. could anyone give me suggestions on what would be right for this breed. Thanks Flowerhippie
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    You can get unmedicated chick starter. I feed this until the are about 16 weeks old. Flock raiser can be started at that point (although nobody carries it in my area). I have no option but to mix unmedicated starter with eggmaker until they are old enough for straight eggmaker.
     
  3. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    I use grower crumble once they reach 8 weeks and before they are laying.

    Australorps are really sweet - enjoy your young brood. [​IMG]
     
  4. scottfarm

    scottfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, enjoy your stay.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. It won't hurt them to stay on the chick starter right up to laying if you can't find a grower feed. [​IMG]
     
  7. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. We like to use grower feed for them at that age, but when we can't find it we keep them on chick starter.
     
  9. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually just keep using chick starter until they are about 4 months or I see an egg. Usually it's until they are 4 months, then lay pellets!
     
  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    You can feed chick starter till they start laying!!
     

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