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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by windyacre1, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. windyacre1

    windyacre1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are 9 weeks old today and I still have a 50lb bag of 20% chick starter should I trade it in for 24% or is it ok to keep feeding them the 20% until it is gone.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hey, windyacre....the chick starter is fine. Are your birds going to be eventual laying hens? If they are then I would keep with them on starter or even a lower (18%) feed and then transition to layer when they begin to lay. If they are meat birds the 24% will be fine as it is likely a meat bird formula. But one bag of 24% certainly won't harm your 9 week old chicks.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I agree the with redsoxs.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. windyacre1

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    Thank you, Yes they are going to be laying chickens. I have heard of people messing up the poultry by giving them the wrong % of food.
     
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    Thank you
     
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