when do I switch from chick starter to the next thing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sheeshshe, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Songster

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    at what age? and what is the next thing up? chick starter then... crumbles?


    the chicks are 5 weeks old [​IMG] my bag is almost empty.
     
  2. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

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    Chick starter, or grower till they start to lay, then you get Layer feed and oyster shell and grit [​IMG]
     
  3. bantieboy

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    What brand feed do you use? most bags tell you on the back. i started mine at 10 weeks.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Grower at 6-10 weeks. I'd buy a bag of grower next, and mix some together to help them make the switch. You can get fussy and give them 25% grower and 75% starter first, then 50/50, and so forth. Or just dump some grower in the starter, then give the grower.
     
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  5. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    Depends on the brand you use. I use Kent which covers birth to lay- about 20 weeks. Purina has a starter and then a layer also. I think the bag will give you guidance or see what the feed store carries for you.
    christina
     
  6. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Songster

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    OK, I looked it up and the stuff I am using says what you said at 6 weeks switch to the grower!! thank you BYC!!! [​IMG]
     

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