wont eat new feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jtr, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. jtr

    jtr Chirping

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    i have been feeding my 9 week old rirs chick starter all of their lives and now they wont eat their tritikaly sorrey for spelling how do i get them to eat it
     

  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    They will eat it when they get hungry enough.

    It takes them some time to recognize new foods
     
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  3. jtr

    jtr Chirping

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    ok thanks so should i just give them it or should i still give the starter and should i just like starve them till they start eating it
     
  4. K8tieCat

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    Try mixing a little with the old food and see if they'll start eating it that way. Then gradually reduce the amount of the old food in favor of the new.
     

  5. jtr

    jtr Chirping

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    okbut i have already done that
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    Triticale? Is it a formulated feed or just the one grain? They do need a formulated feed of some sort.
     
  7. carrlr

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    Quote:This is what I do whenever switching feeds.
     

  8. jtr

    jtr Chirping

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    Quote:its one grain that my uncle grew in a pasture its kindof like wheat im going to mix it with layena from purina when they are about 20 weeks or till they start laying which ever comes first
     
  9. aggie9296

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    Seems like it would not have enough proteins and vitamins and such if fed alone. MIght need to keep them on starter or grower until laying.
     

  10. MattMansChickens

    MattMansChickens Chirping

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    feed them starter 6-8 weeks then grower to 20 weeks and normal food thereafter. always mix when switching.
     

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