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What to feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sammin71, May 14, 2011.

  1. sammin71

    sammin71 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are goin on 8 weeks and i have enough chick starter for one more week should i get more starter or start them on something else just not sure how long to feed what or when to change. Thanks
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm feeding medicated starter until they are 18 weeks old. I'm not taking any chances with coccia(sp). I keep Sulmet and corid on the shelf for an emergency outbreak. The disease is everywhere and it is devastating to the flock. This is my personal preference, I maybe a little overprotective though.

    I would at least keep them on a higher protein until they are a little older. They are growing very quickly and need the nutrients.
     
  3. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    I stopped feeding mine medicated starter by 8 weeks and moved them onto organic grower... As my hens only get organic feed... If mine survived to 8 weeks then they are good in my eyes... I have never had any illness or cocci...touch wood!
    I believe that the grower formula helps them grow big and healthy in their 'teenage' weeks.... I also believe that the larger grains develops their gut and digestive track for larger, different types of food and treats...
     

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