Can you feed Purina Starter/Grower to meat chickens???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Willow's Meadow, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2010
    I might be getting some meat chickens this summer but I don't know what I would feed them. I feed my egg layers Purina Layer....and when they were babies I fed them Purina Start and Grow. Can I feed the meat birds Purina Start and Grow and then Purina Grower or is their a special feed for meat chickens???
  2. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    Kiowa, Colorado
    I think they recommend starter for 4 weeks then switch to a meat raiser. That's what we used. The hatchery web site gives very specific instructions in the Cornish-X section.
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I give mine Purina Flock Raiser start to finish. Probably not reccomended, but it worked fine.
  4. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Osteen, FL
    I've used Start and Grow from start to finish. No problems here...

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