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Feed for 5 week olds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vkchook, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. vkchook

    vkchook In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2016
    Hi, been doing a lot of reading here and elsewhere and feeling a little confused about what to be feeding my flock.they're a little over 5 weeks old. I know they should get a minimum of 18% protein, is this ok (pictured below)? This is what I've been feeding them & it's 20% protein but I've also read that "scratch" is for treats only and this is called Scratch & Peck. Which leads me to my next question, at what age can I give them treats like produce scraps? Thank you!

  2. SueT

    SueT Crowing

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Scratch and Peck is the brand name. It's not the same as what we call scratch feed, which is a generic term for mixed corn, other seeds etc fed as a treat. You are lucky to have that starter available, it's very highly recommended.
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  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    Scratch and Peck is a brand name. They make all types of chicken food and it's excellent! The starter you have above is great.

    "scratch" is a name for chicken treats, usually cracked corn or other grains. No added nutrients, low in protein, not a complete feed.

    If you have your chicks on dirt, or if you give them grit, you can offer small amounts of produce scraps.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2016
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