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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jdc361, Mar 10, 2015.
what is the best chick starter out there?
Here's a link to a chart we created that compares most of the national brands and provides the manufacturers descriptions.
Chick Feed Comparison Chart
It depends on what your looking for in a feed and they type of fowl your raising.
The average hatchery type fowl will do well on a 20% protein feed that contains animal proteins and fats.
I myself raise exhibition heritage breeds and I look for a chick starter that contains a good amount of animal proteins and some animal fats in it and is also at least 26% protein.
I'm curious to know what brand of feed you are buying that's 26% protein. I don't think any of the national brands offer a chick starter that is that high in protein. I'd like to update the info on the chick feed chart we created for our customers. Thanks.
I've seen turkey and game bird starter that is that high.
I feed a 30% protein game bird/ chick starter right now but I have fed Kents 26% protein game bird/ chick starter.
The feed I'm feeding now is put out by Mazuri (Land-O-Lakes) it's a high end feed that can be expensive but it get it at a little over cost from a farm store I go to so it's no were the price they have it for on the Mazuri site.
Purina has a line of game bird feeds and show feeds that have a good amount of protein in them also.
Kent also makes a 27% protein poultry mixer that can be feed solely or ground corn can be added as needed.
Hubbard feed makes a 27% protein game bird/ chick starter.