Feed Question: Starter vs. Broiler

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  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish X newbie here. Have been feeding New Country Organics. Feed store gave my husband a bag of Starter at 21% instead of the Broiler at 19%. Is it ok to use or should I take it back? They are 5.5 weeks old now and we'd go through the bag in about a week. I'm seeing folks using much higher protein here with success, so hoping is ok to use up a bag of Starter? I had just switched them from Starter to Broiler about a week ago. Thanks!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it would be fine to use the 21% Starter. The extra protein will help them grow faster; the only possible problem that could arise is too-fast growth causing leg problems.
     
  3. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replying! I put about half the bag of starter in the freezer for the next round of chicks in several weeks. So should only be using it for 4-5 days and then back to Broiler (I hope).
     

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