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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

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    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!
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  2. SueT

    SueT Crowing

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    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

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    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.
     
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