Broiler Grower Feed for 8 week old layers?

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    Quick question. My feed store was out of Organic Grow Layer Pellets and I got a bag of Organic Broiler Grower Crumbles. My chicks are about 8 weeks old. Protein content is 19.00, calcium (min/max) is .85-1.15, Lysine 1.0. Is it okay to feed this to my chicks?
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
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    8 weeks old is a very young age for Layer pellets...the calcium is bad for chicks at a young age and can cause kidney problems.
    The broiler grower should be ok. I checked my starter/grower and it had 18.0 protien and .95 min 1.1 max calcium. And Lysine is .85
     
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