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Trying to figure out how much medicated start and grow I will need for 8 chicks for the first 7 weeks. This is what is recommended by the hatchery our chicks are coming from. Do I need a 25 lb bag or go with the 50 ? I have no idea what to expect ... Thanks !
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I've always bought the small bag for the number of chicks you'll be getting, and when it runs out, they start getting regular all-flock feed, 20% protein. The entire flock eats it all the time. No layer feed in my flock to worry about the chicks getting into. The layers have their oyster shell.

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Trying to figure out how much medicated start and grow I will need for 8 chicks for the first 7 weeks. This is what is recommended by the hatchery our chicks are coming from. Do I need a 25 lb bag or go with the 50 ? I have no idea what to expect ... Thanks !

I bought smaller 6 lb bag, I will be getting more soon. Within the first 2 weeks my 6 chicks ate about 2/3's of it. However they are little piggies and make a mess everywhere. I feel like they waste a lot of food! 

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Thank you for the replies..
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And, I would not buy medicated, but start them right out on a 50# bag of multi-flock starter/grower (about 20 - 22% protein).  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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