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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by suzanneandlucas, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. suzanneandlucas

    suzanneandlucas Hatching

    Apr 20, 2008
    I'm so excited - after years of wanting to do this, I finally have chicks! We bought 12 from Tractor Supply - two Buff Orpingtons, 6 Barred Rocks and 4 White Leghorns (though one has feathers on its feet?!). I'm feeding them Dumor Chick Starter/Grower 20% and have added, in another dish, some NutriSource Chick Grit (crushed granite).

    I'm reading several food related terms I don't know - layer ???, mash? Also not sure if my feed is medicated? Anyone familiar?
  2. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Folkston, Georgia
    Chick Starter is medicated as far as I know.
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    your chick starter is probly med feed.layer pellets are just a pelleted feed.mash is a fine powdery type of feed.
  4. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    Dumor's is not medicated, from what I have researched.
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I started with the Dumor feed from TSC and it is not medicated. After about a week of feeding the Dumor to my chicks, I went to our local co-op and got a bag of medicated feed for my reassurance! You don't need to worry about layer feed right now. Just feed them the starter. It has all the vitamins and nutrients they need to grow right. Just keep hanging around here and you will soon learn all of the terms and everything that you ever wanted to know about chickens! By the way, [​IMG] !

    Edited for spelling errors. OOPS
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2008
  6. roosters97

    roosters97 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
  7. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    Welcome!! You've come to the right place!
  8. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    Welcome to BYC
    When intoducing chicks to grit, it should be mixed in with their food. If it is fed separately the chicks might eat too much of it all at once. Actually chicks don't need grit unless you are feeding treats.
  9. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Welcome! Check your feed bag carefully to see what ii says. Mine says medicated on the front. Have fun with your chicks!!!
  10. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Dumor is not medicated, I checked.

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