Too early for grower food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by twitch, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. twitch

    twitch Hatching

    Jun 14, 2010
    Vassalboro, ME
    My barred rock chicks are almost 4 weeks old and I've been feeding them starter. The store I buy the feed at didn't have any more, so I bought grower. Is it okay to switch, or should I try to find starter somewhere else?

  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Essentially, they should be on starter until the are 8 weeks old. I don't think the grower will hurt them, though.
  3. crickettoo

    crickettoo In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2012
    wow. Cool tat!
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Won't hurt, but it is usually a bit light on protein. Check and see. If it is 14% or 16% protein, they may eat a lot of it trying to nourish themselves. If it is 16%-19% protein Grower, they'll be just fine. Some companies don't even make "separate" Starter and Grower products, but sort of combine them as Starter-Grower.

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