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Hi everyone we are new members to BYC. I just finished our chicken coop. And going to get our first chicken's (chicks) any recommendations on chick feed.
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Generally they are put on chick starter - either medicated or  not.  What breeds are you considering?

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Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
This link may help you for the moment.
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
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 I personally mix my medicated chick feed with a bit of lay mash.  I find having those babies on the medicated makes them often times get pasty butt.  The little bit of mash mixed in really helps with that, and they are getting their medicated feed for a while.  :)   Have fun with those babies!

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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined us over here! A good quality chick starter for the first few weeks. You can give them a medicated starter, which has a small amount of amprolium added. This is a thiamine blocker, which helps prevent coccidiosis. Note: helps prevent. 

 

There are a number of discussions on the different feed brands and feeding chicks here:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-watering-your-flock

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Generally they are put on chick starter - either medicated or  not.  What breeds are you considering?
Ameraucana or Orpingtons or I think they are called coper Marans
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