New BO chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newTexan2chickens, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. newTexan2chickens

    newTexan2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am picking up 3 BO chicks that are 3 weeks old (they are fully feathered... so is that a correct age??) and I was wondering what to feed them. I am new to chickens and have some older hens and some that are 6-10 weeks old that I feed a Layena crumble to. Can I feed the same to the new chickens? Thanks!
     
  2. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bet they are at least 6 weeks or so.
     
  3. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fully feathered, I would say they are at least 5-6 weeks old. I feed chick starter until at least 12 weeks.
     
  4. newTexan2chickens

    newTexan2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Then maybe my 6-10 wk old are really much older! I have had them for 4 weeks and they came fully feathered. They are almost the same size as the year old hens but not as hefty.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Layer feed should not be given to pullets under 18 weeks old UNLESS they have started to lay (early).
     

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