Starter Feed, How long

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by equinealot, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. equinealot

    equinealot Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are the baby chicks when you stop feeding them the starter feed & what do you switch them to?
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    at eight weeks old you switch them to Grower. than layer when they lay their first egg!
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  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    A Pullet (depending on the breed) will generally lay her first egg between 4-6 months of age. Like MR MKK said, start them on a layer ration with some crushed oyster shell after they start laying. They reach full maturity at 9 months. I realize some people might get confused about terms like "starter" and "grower" feed rations. I use an organic chick starter/grower which is labeled as such with 22% protein. I've used lesser percentages which vary between 18-22%.
     
  4. equinealot

    equinealot Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, That's what I needed to know.
     
  5. Michael Apple

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    You are welcome.
     

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