Silkie bantams feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jodi Easton, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Jodi Easton

    Jodi Easton New Egg

    Mar 10, 2016
    at what age do you put your Silkie bantams on regular feed?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    By regular feed, what do you mean? Starter, grower, finisher, layer, what?

    All silkies are bantams and all bantams are chickens just like large fowl so they should be getting the feed appropriate for their age.
    The feed you are giving now should have feeding instructions on the bag.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2016
  3. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    I switch silkies to Game Bird Conditioner feed at around eight weeks. It is in pellet form. I think it is the pellet form that is important when making the switch. If you are feeding crumble, they could stay on it forever. They need to be old enough to handle the pellet form in their crops.

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