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24% protein on Pullet chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by boilerjoe_96, May 3, 2007.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will this hurt them?
     
  2. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to put more weight on them faster?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  3. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I think it should be more around 18% or so. Use the search feature at the top of this page and search "pullet feed, protein, layer feed, etc.".

    Best wishes [​IMG]
     
  4. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a higher protein feed for my chicks. I use game starter because it is nonmedicated and I'd rather not pay an extra 12 bucks for the organic kind. I think the feed I offer is 22% protein. It works for me but I don't see any difference in results as far as growth goes.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I could only buy 20% chick feed here in TN at TSC and they don't carry chick grit either. Can I use a mortar and pestle to break it down smaller for chicks?
     
  6. chrissieg

    chrissieg Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you'll have a job on there!
    Just give them a dish full of soil from the garden, they'll pick through it and eat all the edible bits and get enough grit as well!!

    Keeps them busy for ages!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    canary grit works too. Or playsand from a local hardware. if you got chick starter you really don't need additional grit. It has it in it.
     
  8. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use caged bird grit form walmart. Its only a couple of bucks and its clean so you won't have to worry about germs. You might even be able to find it at your grocery store in the pet food aisle.
     
  9. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    you can give mealworms to up the protein if you feel this necessary (not the "wild" ones but those "farmed" which can be purchased at a bait or petstore> or you can "farm" them yourself which is quite simple> go too www.worman.com for instructions) There is also a wealth of information on this subject over at the FEEDING TIME forum at the ez location of BYC:
    http://p072.ezboard.com/fbackyardchickensfrm13
     
  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Thank You so much crissieg, kstaven and Picco! [​IMG]

    dlhunicorn...the Bluebird don't even get real mealworms in our backyard and show up at the feeders anyway, so I'll stick with playsand and soil!

    {{{{Hugs to All!}}}}

    Dawn
     

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