What age to switch feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Willow's Meadow, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    At what age should you switch from Purina Medicated Chick Starter to Purina Flock Raiser?
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  2. cerridwenn

    cerridwenn In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    usually between 3 and 4 months, although it says on the bag 18 weeks. i'm planning to start mixing scratch grains and flock raiser in at about 3 months old so they get used to it. mine are already in a large pen and foraging so they have enough grit to eat larger pieces and grains. if they don't go out of the coop or have a limited run you probably have to let them get bigger than 3-4 months.
  3. abooth

    abooth Songster

    I have been raising my chicks on flock raiser from the day they hatched. They are being raised by a broody and I didn't want her eating medicated feed.

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