All purpose poultry crumbles?

ozarkchicks

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our chicks are about 5 weeks old. they live outside in their coop now and we are almost out of chick starter. we have a 50 lb bag of all purpose poultry crumbles. the chick starter should last a few more days. is it okay to start feeding them the all purpose crumbles when we run out of chick starter???
thanks!!!
 

Demosthine

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That depends a lot on the formulation of the feed. What brand is it?

Ideally, you want between 16% and 20% protein content for starting chicks. You can lower the protein slightly if they are free-ranging, since they eat insects and worms. Also, you need to check the calcium content. If chicks get high levels of calcium, it will cause liver damage and other health problems.
 

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