Broiler starter vs. Chick stater?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bluebyrd, May 23, 2009.

  1. Bluebyrd

    Bluebyrd Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2009
    Puna, Hawaii
    Ok, my local store was out of "chick starter", but they said I could give my babies "broiler starter" instead. I understand broiler starter is for birds that you plan to eat....and it has a bit more protien, but is there any other difference? which is better for the babies? BTW I do not plan on eating any of my birds - they will be egg layers/pets.
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It should not hurt them. There are various opinions here on what is the best feed.
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    since you don't have the other feed just get it to keep them going and then buy the regular feed and mix it half and half till both sacks are gone
    other wise see if they have it sold by the lb and only buy what will keep you going
    how much higher protein was the new feed than what you have been feeding them

    protein just gives them a little more body building than less protein

    any questions email me
  4. Bluebyrd

    Bluebyrd Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2009
    Puna, Hawaii
    So- it seems like its not such a big deal. I'll just have plumper chicks!! Thats fine with me.
    My chick starter was 16%, the new one I got is 22% ( so I was told). there was no way to compare ingredients, since the bags were not marked in any way.??

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