When to go from chick starter to chicken feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by calebc311, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. calebc311

    calebc311 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 31, 2013
    East Bay California
    At what age do chicks go from starter to feed? I have 2 chicks that are 4-weeks old and my small supply of starter I picked up is starting to run out :/
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You can leave them on Starter until the pullets lay their first egg. That's the simple explanation.

    You could switch them at 8 weeks to an All Flock or Flock Raiser type feed or switch them to a Grower feed, but it isn't necessary, really, just an option.

    Just remember that Layer is for Laying hens only. It's very high in calcium and only a hen in lay can safely make use of that much calcium.

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