chicken feed? scratch?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CrazyChickieMama, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Bolton, NC
    I asked for chicken feed and I think they sold me scratch...what is the difference? I'm new to all this and don't want to hurt the poor things...HELP!!!!!
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Scratch is going to be mostly cracked corn, millet etc.
    You may also have crumbles or pellets...
    Got a picture of your food or what does the bag say?
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    If you are talking day old peeps, you need chick starter. It will tell you what it is with the tag attached to the bag, or on the back of the bag.
    If your peeps weren't vaccinated you should buy medicated chick starter.
    If they were vaccinated, or you don't know, then it's best to buy regular chick starter.
    Scratch will look like grains(that's what it is) and should not be fed to chicks less than 8 weeks old or older, is better.


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