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When do I start feeding my older chicken flock food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken_Noodle_Poop, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Chicken_Noodle_Poop

    Chicken_Noodle_Poop In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    Their diet is feather conditioner bits, grit, and chick starter. But Godzilla is getting older, about 3-4 weeks.

  2. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    Some recommend keeping them on starter until 18 weeks or if it's medicated, at least 2 weeks after being out on the dirt. If by flock food you mean layer, you shouldn't feed it to them until they're about 18 weeks due to the calcium in it. I think most here use starter until they're old enough for layer feed.
  3. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Songster

    May 5, 2011
    Western NC
    My Coop
    We use Countryside organic and they recommend switching from starter to grower at 6-8 weeks, then layer when the chickens start laying.

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