1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

chick starter vs "all purpose"

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by den10hens, May 7, 2007.

  1. den10hens

    den10hens Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2007
    Portland, Oregon
    We came home from the feed store with some "chick starter" and some "all purpose" chicken feed. They look the same to me....

    Until what age should they eat "chick starter" and what should they eat after that? (in their feeder, I'm hoping they eat lots of bugs! YUMMY [​IMG])
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    I have never heard of all purpose chicken feed, but it sounds like it is layer mash. What does the bag say it is for? If it is for laying hens, don't give it to your chicks. It has too much calcium, which is not good for them.

    Keep them on a starter or grower until point of lay, which is around 20 weeks.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by