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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by flip9109, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have decided to use medicated starter when i get my chicks but I don't know how much to get.

    how much can 20 bantam chicks go through? is it worth getting 50lbs?

    after that the next? is how much grower? is there a lb to chick per week or month ratio?
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    usully like 2.5 lbs of feed to 1 lb of chicken until they are full grown
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get the 50 lb bag, if they are layers, they will be on starter till they are ready to lay, so you will go through a couple till they are old enough switch when they start to lay, then mix with layer so they get used to new food, quick switch can mess with thier systems.
     

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