What do I feed my 4 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shuizar209, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Songster

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    Ok so I went to the feed store and asked them if I should use crumble. They told me to give them layer pellets. That sounds wrong. So here I am asking you. What would I give them? Actually can you tell me from hatch to adult that would be awesome!!
     
  2. goldnchocolate

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    They should still be using starter mash or crumbles and in a few weeks you can start the switch to grower feed. The laying pellets have too much calcium in it for baby chicks and could harm them. I hate to say it but lots of the time the people who work in the stores don't really know what they are talking about.
     
  3. shuizar209

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    Ok so I have another problem then. I went ahead and bought more laying pellets. Its been a couple of days will that harm them.
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Just a few days won't hurt them but switch them back to starter immediately. They need to be on a feed of at least 20% until POL
     

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