Starter/ Grower, switch to Grower/Finisher

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChamorroChicken, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. ChamorroChicken

    ChamorroChicken Out Of The Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    I have 6 Pullets a few days from their 9 week birthday and i was wondering if anyone has an opinion whether it was ok to switch to a grower/finisher feed? I use Dumor Feed and I thought that i Had purchased enough of the starter/grower feed to reach 10 weeks but these girls eat like men... almost a full quart every day. Is this alot ? My girls roam around the yard for about 3 hrs a day when they can so they also eat the weeds in the yard too...any thoughts? thanks
  2. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Ogden utah
    Nope not alot i had 14 and they went through 2 plus quarts aday as to the question on switchin feed im there aswell. I have only found starter/ grower and than layer feeds. I went with the starter for 12 weeks and than on the advise of the people at the feed store switched to layer which I have learned since was probably a little early but it depends on who you talk to. Ive been told 8 to 10 switch to layer by some and others will say 18 weeks or when you see the first egg. Good luck Im just leaerning here as I go and thought Id share what I went through. Hope this helps you. [​IMG]
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Your choice. You can feed them anything, Grower, Starter, Finisher, Flock Raiser, etc. Just a bit too early for layer with its high calcium. Personally, I like to maintain 16-18% protein. Nothing less than that.

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