When do i stop feeding the chick feed and switch to layers feed??????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ragerkid2, May 8, 2011.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Songster

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    I have chick feed and its DUMOR 20% chick starter (the kind the store told me to buy) they said to feed until 16 weeks the switch to layers feed, but the bag say to feed until ten weeks then switch to "finisher Grower" until 16 weeks then switch to layers feed. So im all CONFUSED. Please Help Me = ]
    Thanks
    ~Brandon:D
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

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    I feed starter right up to when I expect the first egg. 18-20 weeks. Then I switch to layer.
     
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  4. ADozenGirlz

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  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Chick starter for the first 8 weeks at least, if not medicated. If medicated chick start, keep them on it for at least two weeks once they are outside in the coop able to get on the ground. Then switch to finisher/grower until they lay the first egg, then change to layer feed IF you wish.

    I do not use layer feed as I have all different ages in my flock. I keep chicks on medicated chick start until 2 weeks after they are outside (I feed them medicated chick starter as long as they are in their "grow out" coop, then I change to "all flock" when I let them out to join the rest of the flock).

    The main flock gets All Flock feed all the time. I simply keep crushed oyster shell out free choice, for the hens that may need the extra calcium.
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It seriously depends on what is available in your area. I cannot get plain grower feed in mine. I have to use starter/grower until laying age unless I want to buy Tractor Supply stuff, which I don't (can't afford it, wouldn't buy it if I could).
     
  8. ragerkid2

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    Where do youget your feed then?
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At the county co-op.
     
  10. ragerkid2

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    Oh we don't have any of those here
     

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