Do I need to exchange my chick starter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BearSwampChick, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    I went to the feed store yesterday and picked up my first bag of Purina Start & Grow. Got home and reading the label saw that the recommended starter for medium to heavy breeds is Flock Raiser. Will it hurt the chicks to go ahead and feed them what I have or should I take it back and exchange? My chicks will all be med. to heavy breeds.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Nah, that start and grow is fine. Not to worry.
     
  3. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Thanks, silkie! Should I switch on the next bag or continue with the S & G?
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    go ahead an feed the feed you bought.it wont hurt them at all.
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know what you have available, but the flock raiser that the feed store has here is pellets, not crumbles. I start all of my chicks (broilers and layers) on the Start and Grow, and they do fine.
     
  6. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:Thanks, Frosty, I didn't know that so I will definitely stick with the start & grow. Thanks Wynedot for your help also.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My original flock of pullets was raised on Purina Start & Grow with the addition of chopped hardboiled eggs several times a week. (I added that for hi-quality animal protein that S & G does not have, being a plant protein-based feed). They thrived on it. They were RIRs, Buff Orpingtons, Silver Laced Wyandottes and Barred Rocks. They'll do fine on it. FlockRaiser is a fine product as well.
     
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