Too early for grower food?

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

  1. twitch

    twitch New Egg

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    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?

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  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 Out Of The Brooder

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    wow. Cool tat!
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed 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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