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

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    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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