When to change chicks food ?

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  1. wbnyse

    wbnyse New Egg

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    I have 3 week old chicks. I have been feeding them non medicated manna pro chick starter crumbles. At what age should I be changing there diet ?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC. If it's non-medicated, you can continue to feed it as a grower until they are 16-18 weeks, at which point you can switch to a layer feed. Regular medicated feed should be switched to non-med grower at 8 weeks. Please note that medicated chick starter is recommended. It's probably not going to hurt them to be on a non-med but medicated gives them a better start.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on QueenMisha's advice. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is some useful information there in our coop section. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I am one to stop the medicated feed early. I find that they get diarrhea pretty bad with it..tried different brands, still get the runs. Hmm, not sure if this is happening to others. I go to reg. chick feed after them being on it for two weeks. I've had healthy birds. No problems.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here, hope you are enjoying the little ones!
     
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  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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