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Will my chicks grow now?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Vamvakas, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got chicks from a hatchery in mid october.. At first they grew very fast for the 1st 2 months, but now, they are almost the same size as they were at 2 months. I now bought egg layer pellets cause my chickens are starting to lay again.. Will feeding the chicks egg layer pellets make them grow faster cause of the higher protein? I used to only feed the chicks cracked corn and somtimes bread..
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They really should have been getting chick starter feed. They are really too young to eat layer and should be given grower feed now -- although layer is probably preferable to bread and corn.
     
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may well be a little stunted by now. They need the nutrients from the begining. Bread and corn just won't get it.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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