when to change from chick starter to other foods

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jmantoo1, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. jmantoo1

    jmantoo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i need to know when to change from chick starter to other foods.have some ten weeks old eating cracked corn and crumbles [​IMG]
     
  2. Orpingtonlover

    Orpingtonlover Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say what your doing is perfectly fine good job![​IMG]
     
  3. MoonGoddess

    MoonGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what a quite a lot of folks tell me, you use starter until the first egg is laid and then use layer feed.
    I suppose it's always better to be safe then sorry in this aspect so that's what I'm going to do, anyhow. But then I'm sort of an overprotective ninny at times [​IMG]
     
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  4. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cut out the cracked corn. Chicken feed has all the corn in it that they need. By adding the extra corn you will make those birds fat and could cause them troubles later on.

    Switching feeds really depends on the brand you are using. Read the bag and follow their directions.
     
  5. Orpingtonlover

    Orpingtonlover Out Of The Brooder

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    wes i cant get over how smart you are i really need to ask one of my rhode island reds just started laying and i was wondering if i should leave the eggs and see if she will go broody or take them if you could help that would be great.
     

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