Switching feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dreamer5577, May 16, 2011.

  1. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    When exactly is the right time to switch chicks from starter feed to regular?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You can feed chicks anything except layer. (because of the calcium)
    There is no one correct thing to do. Lots of different approaches. Starter/grower/flock raiser/ etc. They are all feed. They all work. Of course, they don't need medicated, but even that is OK up to point of lay.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    When they lay you switch them to layer, or provide oyster shell with the chick feed (unmedicated when laying).

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