accidently bought 24% chick starter-will it work?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shellybean40, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went to TSC to get chick starter for my 4-6 wk olds, and all they had was dumor. I bought a bag and brought it home an realized it is 24%, not 20%. Will it hurt my baby chicks?? (chickens)
     
  2. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not see why it would, depending on the breed of chicks you have they may do better on it. Gamefowl starter is usually around 24%. How much do you have, or how long will it last?
     
  3. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    50 pounds and I have 13 EE and Tetra Tints.
     
  4. ccar2000

    ccar2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    If it was me I would feed them the 24%. 50# of it should take them through starter phase and into either growing mix or scratch, right?
     
  5. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
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    Quote:Use the feed, EE's are a active breed and should thrive on it. I had some EE packing peanuts at one time and fed them my gamefowl starter with no harm, they did well up until they became big enough for dinner.
     
  6. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    Although I think if you look at the website and their listing, (I looked at it last night) but cannot remember where it is, it says the 20% is for chickens and the 24% is for Turkeys and Quail and the like. I think the other post is spot on that gamebird starter is also 24%.

    I happen to use the 24% because I think the extra 4% protein is good for them. My Creame Brabanter's and Houdan's did GREAT on it. I would not hesitate to use it. I am sure others will chime in.
     
  7. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer higher protein its makes the chickens larger and healthier looking..........
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Excess protein is not a big issue. It may waste a little money, but I think the corn/starch content of most feeds is way to high anyway. Go ahead and use it without fear.
     
  9. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been feeding my RIR and Dels 24% and the growth and color is great. The 10 wk old RIRs are already about 2/3 as big as my Production Barred Rocks which are 15 months.
     
  10. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use it up!
     

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