When do i have to take chicks off starter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Gazinga, May 11, 2009.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    I am raising chicks for meat birds, when do i take them off the starter and move them to the grower? ANd turkey too?

  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    I would get starter grower and keep them on it till 8 months or when the hens start to lay
    if going to grower just mix 1/2 starter to 1/2 grower till old feed is used up
    and the turkey will need higher protein as turkey feed is higher protein
    you know that if they are cornish cross for slaughter
    then you need to make sure they only get fed at 6 am and 2 pm
    to not get ascities or water belly and have heart attacks
  3. horselover58

    horselover58 In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2009
    I usually keep them on until they start to lay. Some lay earlier than others.

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