Ok, not trying to be a pain, but I just found this info on tractorsupply.com. according to this, 22 percebt protein is too much for layer chicks. I'm confused I don't want to be nitpicky, just want to give these chicks the right feed. Advice? Am i way overthinking this?
Newly hatched chicks ages 0-10 weeks should be fed a chick starter diet with a protein level between 10%-20%. These rations are formulated to provide proper nutrition for growing baby chickens. Higher protein starter rations (22%-24%) are reserved for meat birds such as turkey, quail and pheasant. This higher protein level maximizes growth for broilers and roasters, but is not necessary or desirable for egg laying chickens."
Edited by Dolivo - 5/21/16 at 1:46pm