pellet feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by riley, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. riley

    riley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2008
    Mooers, NY
    my chicks are 4 weeks old and i accidently bought pellet feed i have been feeding them mash when should i switch to pellets or should i stay on mash only
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    I'm not sure I follow what you are asking here. Are you feeding them starter/grower, or layer mash and now switching to layer pellets? They should be on starter until they begin to lay. The starter I am familiar with, either comes as mash, or crumbles (small broken pellets). You can feed either type of starter from day one. We prefer crumbles, as I think we have less feed getting lost and wasted in the litter. Hope this is the answer you were asking.[​IMG]
  3. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    From what I've read you shouldnt feed them layer until the start laying (16-20weeks). They should be getting chcik starter. I'm sure someone out there has better answers. I didnt switch mine over untill almost 23 weeks.

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