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Chick Starter, 5lb

Average User Rating:
3.33333/5,
  • Brand:
    Manna Pro
    Manufacturer:
    Manna Pro
    Title:
    Chick Starter, 5lb
    Product Price:
    4.05
    Product External Identifier:
    B000MD6KBS
    Buy URL:
    https://www.amazon.com/Manna-Pro-Medicated-Starter-Crumbles/dp/B007TA5Y00/?tag=backy-20
    Manna pro chick starter is formulated for the development of active immunity to coccidiosis and for increased rate of weight. Feed manna pro chick starter-medicated continuously as the sole ration to chicks from 0 to 8 weeks. Provide fresh, clean water fr
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Recent User Reviews

  1. LilyLeghorn
    4/5,
    "Good for Small Amount of Chicks"
    Pros - Resealable bag, Convenient size for small amount of chicks
    Cons - Hard to get feed out of the bag, Strange Smell
    I purchased this feed off Amazon for chicks I hatched a few weeks back. I was looking for a small amount (closest feed store sells 15 lb bags, and last year, when I bought it, I had a lot left over after my chicks grew up. Long story short, in order to not waste it, we gave it to our leghorn hen (who had stopped laying at the time) and thus began her crazy addiction to chick feed.). I only had 2 chicks hatch out this year and really didn't need 15 lbs of feed, and definitely was not going to the "feed it to the old hen" option, especially since she started laying again. I also wanted medicated feed, as I have found that my chicks do better with medicated compared to non-medicated. I had much higher chick mortality rates before I switched to medicated.

    Basically, I found this product on Amazon and it seemed to fit the bill. Small amount. Not too expensive. Medicated. Resealable bag to keep fresh. When I received it, my chicks wouldn't eat it at first and I noticed that it had a strange, unnatural smell. I thought it might be due to the vitamins or medication, but the fresh feed from the feed store I usually buy is also medicated and doesn't have such a smell. Perhaps it is due to preservatives they use to keep the feed fresh?

    Anyhow, the chicks soon ate it and now they love it. The bag I received was quite fully filled, so it is more than enough to last my two chicks. However, it is quite hard to get the feed out of the bag. Pouring it out gets messy and very dusty. Using a spoon to get it out is quite slow/ineffective.

    Overall, this product does the trick and my chicks are healthy, growing well, and happy. I would recommend it if you really only need a small amount, but only if your local feed store doesn't have such small amounts.
    Overall:
    4
  2. umaerth
    2/5,
    "Mostly dust"
    Pros - resealable bag
    Cons - more then half dust
    Bought this from amazon since I had a gift card. What crumbles there were in the bag were a great size for the brand-new baby chicks, and they quickly ate all the crumble and left all the dust. I think my bag was a "bottom of the batch" bag, since it was more then half straight dust.
    Overall:
    2
  3. Silseb
    4/5,
    "nice size bag"
    Pros - small size
    Cons - dusty
    small size bag keeps feed fresh- and vitamins fresh- for small flocks. Important since many vitamins don't have a very long shelf life. Feed up to 6 weeks.
    Overall:
    4

User Comments

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  1. umaerth
    Yup, mashed up the dust with yogurt and oatmeal - they ate it up like they had never seen food before :)
  2. hellbender
    Right you are Chickie Momma...I start all chicks on mash and for that matter, feed it through out their lives. Virtually eliminates waste (after they reach about 3 weeks).

    The little fellas can trash any food...lol
  3. Chickie Momma
    You can make mash with the dust...add some oats and grits.
  4. 3riverschick
    Am using Agway 22% Meatbird for all ages. Great results. Do use medicated crumbles for chick ages. Still seeking best brand.

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