When to switch from starter feed...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    At what age do I quit feeding starter? My RIR's are 6 wks old now and are still eating the medicated starter. Do I need to be doing something different?
     
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Finish this bag of "starter" and then switch them to a "grower" or a "developer" ration.

    JIm
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We keep ours on starter until point of lay. I would switch from medicated to nonmedicated though at this time.

    Jody
     
  4. RhodeIslandRed

    RhodeIslandRed Out Of The Brooder

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    Make sure each chick gets 2.5 lbs. of feed. So, if you have 4 chicks make sure you go through 10 lbs. of medicated feed.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I keep my chickens on non-medicated starter/grower until they actually begin to lay then I switch them to layer ration.
     
  6. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    Is that 2.5 lbs a day per chick?
    If you have 10 chicks you would go thru 25 lbs per day?
    I have some that maybe 8 weeks and are feeding the Dumor starter feed, (can't remember if this is medicated or if it was the starter feed from Orschlens that was medicated?) should we change?
    Thank you,
    Ang
     
  7. RhodeIslandRed

    RhodeIslandRed Out Of The Brooder

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    No, 2.5 lbs. total .
     
  8. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in what time limit?
    Can you just fill a feeder and let them eat on it as they wish?
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Yes! I do not ration my chicks. I keep their feeder full at all times and let them eat as they wish. [​IMG]
     
  10. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around 6-8 weeks I mix starter with pellets until they get use to the pellets. I have done that for quiet a few years now. [​IMG]
     

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