What to Feed 10 Week Old Silkies?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by arialp, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. arialp

    arialp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three 10 week old silkies. I was wondering when I should change their food from Starter Crumbles. What should I start feeding them? I am going to show them so maybe I should feed them some kind of show bird mix. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
     
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    Silvey17 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. arialp

    arialp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think it would be ok to finish out the bag I have now?
     
  4. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can finish the bag. In fact, you could keep feeding the starter feed indefinitely. There is no reason not to. Around 20 weeks, start putting out a dish of crushed oyster shells, so they can eat it for making egg shells. One of the main differences of showbird feed is it is much higher in protein than layer or grower feed. It's closer to the starter feed in protein, depending upon the brand.
     

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