Transition from one feed to another??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DebB11, May 19, 2011.

  1. DebB11

    DebB11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Our chicks are just over 8 weeks old..... right now we are giving them starter/grower so when should I transition them over to the next type? I think I read on TSC website 10 weeks? I am about out of feed though so I need to buy some more in the next couple days.... I usually can only find 50lb bags though..... didn't know if I could transition them over early or not? Also, how do I transition them.... do I just give them the new stuff or add the new into what they already have?


    It is grower/finisher....
    Last edited: May 19, 2011
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    Debbie, I'm in the same position.

    My chick feed is going to run out in about a week, when they're 6 weeks, and I'll be away for a few days when it does. I consulted with my Agway chicken lady, and she said I should go to the grower feed. I'm going to put it on top of the remaining chick feed in the large auto-feeder in their new coop (Monday can't come soon enough). That way, they'll mix together gradually. That works to transition dogs and cats to a new food, so I'm hoping it does for chickens, too. I'll be watching this thread for words of wisdom from someone much more experienced than I am...

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