Hi everybody! This is my first post on BYC but I've been reading for weeks. My 2 chicks (red and black sex links) are about 5 and a half weeks old. I need to go buy more food today, they are just about out of the chick starter we bought when we got them a few weeks ago. I see that people seem to have differing opinions on when to switch feeds. Should I get more of the medicated chick feed? Or switch to grower? I'm thinking one more bag of the chick feed, but wanted to ask the pros The person I got them from said they were inoculated, but the medicated stuff was all we could find at the time... Should I try to find non-medicated at this point? There is a feed store not too far from here I can go to, I bet they'd have what I need. We will be moving them outside in the next couple weeks, my hubby is finishing up their coop/run (using hardware cloth). I can't believe how fast they grow, they are quickly outgrowing their brooder in the basement! I just hope I can sleep at night, I know there are lots of sneaky raccoons and foxes around here :-[ I don't think I'll ever feel like my coop is secure no matter what we do! Thanks for any replies These are my girls, the pic was taken about 2 weeks ago and they have more than tripled in size. The black one is definitely the 'mama' hen, she's bigger and more bold than the little red one. We still have to name them, for now they are 'the girls'. We're building the coop/run big enough to get 2 more at some point.