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!◊

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    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

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    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!◊

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    Okay thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. jessmess

    jessmess New Egg

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

    ShaylaFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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