Confused

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mandilynn, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Mandilynn

    Mandilynn Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone explain the difference between Dumor Chick starter/grower 20% and Dumor Chick starter/grower?
     
  2. Hoosierchickens

    Hoosierchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The percentage of protein?
     
  3. Mandilynn

    Mandilynn Out Of The Brooder

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    Is one more advisable than the other? I'm such a newbie! We have been using 20% for 3 weeks. Today my husband went to get another bag of feed and brought back plain. Just wondered if I started on the wrong feed.
     
  4. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16 to 18% protein is fine for layer feed. The 20% obviously has more protein and, if I remember correctly, the idea behind that is the hens benefit from a little more protein during their peak production months (spring/summer). I suspect if you've got thousands of birds and you're selling eggs commercially it might help bump up production but for the average backyarder I don't think it really matters.
     

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