Switching to Grower feed

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

  1. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
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  2. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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