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Switching to Grower feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henney, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2008
    Reno Nevada
    My chicks are 6wks and eating starter crumbles. I heard to switch over to grower after that because of the protein. I went to the feed store and they sold me chick starter/grower feed combination. It has 20.0% protein. Is this enough protein or should they be on strickley grower food?
  2. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2009
    I recommend not switching them directly to grower. I would switch them to Start n Grow instead in order to gradually decrease the protein. At about 12 weeks but likely be a better time to switch to grower. 20 weeks for layer. Anyway that the way I did it. Hope this helps.

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