Chick feed ????s

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Joy Russell, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Joy Russell

    Joy Russell Chirping

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    Everything I read suggests we want a minimum of 20% protein in the chick starter. I live in Ontario, Canada. Two different feed places I've approached ONLY sell 18% protein chick starter. I've been advised that turkey starter has 28% protein and duck starter has 22% protein. Is it ok to feed one of these starters to my White Rock chicks? Really looking forward to your wisdom on this. Thank you, in advance!!!
     
  2. chickengirl778

    chickengirl778 Songster

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    18% protein should be fine...
    You can also look into extra chick "treats" like scrambled eggs that can give them a little extra protein.
     
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  3. potatoesgonnapotate

    potatoesgonnapotate Chirping

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    I feed my meat birds Nutrena meatbird feed. It doesn't specify "chick", but it's ok to use from hatch to processing per the bag. Do you have access to that food? I believe it's 22% protein. I've also heard that 18% is ok to use for the meat birds (just in case that's all you can get).
     
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    ok, headed to town today to pick up my birds.... so how much feed? I live a long ways out, so would like to get at least half of the needed feed...so how many pound of feed to processing per head?
     
  5. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    When hatching multiple varieties quail, turkey, and chickens. I feed them all 27 percent gamebird feed.
    Have not seen any I'll effects
     
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  6. Joy Russell

    Joy Russell Chirping

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    i haven’t seen that brand here.
     
  7. RUNuts

    RUNuts Free Ranging

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    From my research, figure 1/3 pound of feed per day. Chicks will be less, adults more. So 60 days x 1/3 pound/day = 20 pounds per bird total grow out.
     
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