what age to feed scratch

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueheaven, May 3, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at what age is a good age to start giving my pullets scratch?

    also - when do i switch to grower feed? they are two weeks and still on chick starter. i have read a few different things, but wondering what has worked best for everyone on BYC.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Your feed bag should tell you when you can switch from starter to grower, but it's usually 6 to 8 weeks.
    IMO, scratch should be left for later. My chickens turned 6 months old just about the time the weather was turning cooler in October. Since scratch is a great wintertime treat, that's when I started giving it.
     
  3. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the bag says 3 weeks.
    so yes, the things that i have read says 6 weeks.
    so....a bit different.

    just didn't know what others did that worked well.
     

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