The chicks I got in April are now getting to be grown hens and have to have their coop and run added too. So proud of them. Have been feeding them commercial foods from the Manna company and my local feed store.
I started off with chick start and then progressed to chick grower then to layer hen feed. This is recommended two months before they start laying. I have treated my Silkies and and my granddaughters two special chicks the same and everyone is growing strong, healthy and their feathers are soft to touch.
Here is a video of they and bear in mind we have had rain so they have played in the mud a little today. My growing chicks are very playful and clever.