When to stop feeding my chicks chick starter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fizzyizzy, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. fizzyizzy

    fizzyizzy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have six 3-week old chicks, and I am feeding them chick starter. Should I have stopped feeding them chick starter by now? And if so, could I feed them canola and wheat seeds? And how long should chicks be on chick starter f'or?? Thanks
     
  2. vanbb18

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    I say maby 8 weeks
     
  3. Curlymg

    Curlymg Out Of The Brooder

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    If separate starter and grower is available in your area, you can switch them from the starter feed to the grower at 6 to 8 weeks. If you switch them to the grower feed, feed them that until 18 to 20 weeks of age or when you get your first egg; whichever comes first. You can also just keep them on the starter 'till then.
    If you just feed them canola and wheat seeds as their only source of feed, they'd be lacking many nutrients. If you mean as a treat, I started giving my chicks treats at around 3 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  4. TurtlePowerTrav

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    I feed my flock starter/grower from Purina. I offer oyster shell free choice. The feed is 18%, but I free range them all day. This is the feed I start on day old chicks too. I just get the 5lb bag for day olds as it is mash, then switch to crumbles at 3 weeks.
     
  5. Darkwings

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    x2 Except I never skip the grower.
     
  6. fizzyizzy

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    Quote: Yes, I mean as a treat, sorry I wasn't clear on that! Thanks.
     
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