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Switching Foods

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Keeperoflock, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Keeperoflock

    Keeperoflock Songster

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    I have heard about something called "finishing food" when switching from chick starter grower to layer.

    What exactly is "finishing food"?

    When do I switch to layer food?
    My chicks are 5 weeks old now and I need to buy more food. They probably have enough for a week.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Stick with starter/grower at this point. It is too early to drop the protein that significantly.
    Finisher is usually about 15% protein. Most people don't use it. It is often used for meat birds just prior to butchering but can also be used for layers at about 14 weeks till switching to layer at about 18 weeks or when you get the first egg.
     
  3. Keeperoflock

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    Very helpful, thank you so much!
     

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