Running out of Starter, can I finish 'em on layer feed?

BigSkyChickens

Free Bird
10 Years
Apr 3, 2009
446
3
131
Pleasant Hill, CA
Hi All,
My Cornish X Fatties are 7 weeks old today, and I'm about out of organic chick starter/grower.
I don't want to order another 50 lbs. when D-Day is next Monday, so I mixed in some layer feed & scratch to make it last a couple more days.

My feed store only had medicated starter, and I'd rather not medicate during the final week.
Can I finish them up on organic layer feed?
I've read layer feed is bad for young chicks' kidneys, but I'm hoping this group is old enough to handle it at 7 weeks.
Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks!
 

SethJ

Songster
11 Years
Jan 9, 2009
68
32
106
Louisiana
Absolutely,.....




I cut off the starter after about 4 weeks,.....

but i've fed all my birds all sorts of different protiens,.....you wont hurt a thing,..they'll actually like the different texture and size of the lay pellets too....
 

SethJ

Songster
11 Years
Jan 9, 2009
68
32
106
Louisiana
p.s.,.....7 weeks to me,..is not a real young bird,......not for a meat bird,.......to me thats more like (middle-aged)
 
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