What comes after chick food?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cheryl, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    My chicks were 5 weeks old this past tuesday...what feed to I get next and at what age do I start them on it? All are still in the basement, but I take them out when the sun is shining, they love worms and crickets!
  2. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    What are you feeding now? Starter?
    There is a chick "grower" feed that ours love.
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I use Purina Start and Grow. You feed that from day old to 18 weeks.
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Mine were on "start n grow" until they started laying. If you just have them on "starter" then you should switch them to "grower" at 8 weeks I believe.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    Thank you, grower at 8 weeks it is, and I hope they are outside at that point!!!
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'd recommend you look on the bag of chick starter feed - on mine it gives a chart on when and what to switch your chicks depending on if they are layers or broilers/fryers...
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:There you go, I knew someone knew the right answer. I forgot the that bag usually tells you what to do. [​IMG]
  8. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    Well, I have 5 chicks at 5 weeks and I have been buying the food 10 lbs at a time...today I went to the feed store and they were out, so they have now graduated to chick grower...I still don't think it is practical to buy a 50 lb bag...will they eat that much over 13 weeks?
  9. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Songster

    Jul 14, 2007
    I think they will. I have 5 and thought my 50 lb bag would last until Dec. I bought it when they were around 5 weeks. I am about out.
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:LOL! I have to buy 150 pounds a month for my 24 chickens...the lil pigs!

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