What to feed 3 month old chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 77horses, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    I have a couple 2 1/2 to 3 month old chickens who have been raised on starter/grower feed along with some table scraps and treats and whatever they find while in their tractor coop outside (grass, bugs, etc.). Now that they're about 3 months old, and are almost completely feathered, should I take them off starter/grower feed? If so, should I switch to cracked corn? I know cracked corn is considered a "junk food" for chickens but it's okay if they eat it while free ranging. I figured it's too early for layer pellets, plus I'm 99% sure one of them is a rooster so he shouldn't be eating layer pellets anyways. Thoughts?
  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 5, 2013
    Stick with the starter/grower until about 16 weeks or until they start laying. You can still feed your snacks though I'm sure they won't complain :)
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Okay thanks! [​IMG]
  4. jessmess

    jessmess New Egg

    Apr 24, 2014
    My chickens are 18 weeks- is it ok to switch them to the layers feed?
  5. ShaylaFox

    ShaylaFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2014
    They are right, if you look on the back of the feed bag there should be a feed chart. At least there is on the feed I use which is the cheapest starter/grower.

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