Switching chick starter to flock raiser for free-ranging chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vnploveschickens, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Hello, Just wondering if it would be ok to let my 2 - 5 week old chicks to start flock raiser feed that my mixed flock eat. My experienced broody hen, Luna, has them out and about with her since they were about 5 days old. Should I continue with chick starter?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    I always used something like 2x4 wire with the chicks food behind it---only they can get to it and fed them chick feed. But They should be able to eat the flock raiser.
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    They'll be fine on flock raiser. It's all I feed my flock from the day they hatch.
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  4. Thank you very much!
  5. Thank you very much!
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    I too only feed Flock Raiser to everyone, with separate oyster shell. If I needed to feed chicks amprolium medicated starter, that would be different. Mary

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