Day-old chicks through 8 weeks old require starter feed containing protein. Starter feed contains the highest percentage of protein a layer will ever consume, which makes sense given their astronomical rate of growth in the first few months of life.
So, you want to keep backyard chickens? Some lessons are painful and expensive to learn by experience, so in the hope of sparing some growing pains for those about to embark on chicken-keeping, I have(Chicken Backyard Tips)
Edible Holiday Garlands for your Backyard Flock: Boredom during the cold months can lead to pecking and other issues within your flock. Cure the winter blahs with edible vegetable garlands for your chickens!
Add Garlic to Chickens feed to boost immune systems, control mites, lice, ticks & other parasites. Interesting!