Bought the wrong starter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jrevoir, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. jrevoir

    jrevoir New Egg

    Sep 20, 2016
    I have 4 day old chicken chicks. I just noticed i bought 24 percent gamebird starter for them. Is it possible to thin the feed with cornmeal or something to make it more appropriate for chick starter.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Some people feed 24% game bird starter to their chicks by choice. If I have turkeys with the chicks I do too, but normally I use 20% protein Starter for the first month or so.

    As you consider it a problem, get a 15% or 16% Grower and mix it to get an average of around 20%. Just make sure it is not a Layer feed with the high calcium content. You want the calcium content to be closer to 1% than 4%.

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