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They sound gorgeous - photos soon I hope!


Yes, they really should be on growers until they're at least 16-18 weeks, if not a bit longer. If your feed supplier doesn't stock growers at this time of year, they should be able to order them in for you. I've just picked up a big bag which should do for my three new banties and my six "growing & crowing" cockerels.


Here are my three newbies - Tweetie is a Silkie cross and the other two (as yet un-named) are Silver Sussex ...



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Also depends on what they're being fed at the moment - I'd ask the current owner and keep them on that (some people don't bother with growers if the chooks are out in a large flock). I've only ever kept mine on growers until 14 weeks max. when they've gone in with the big girls.

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