I kept my 21 red sex links on medicated chick starter until they were 6 weeks old (last week) I then picked up a bag of chick grower (16%) and I am currently slowly adding it to the remainder of the chick starter I have left, in a couple days they should be only eating grower. I visited a friend last night and she told me I bought the wrong feed, that it should be 18% and I should be feeding my chickcs chicken scratch. I searched on here and there is so much debate over chicken scratch, and I can't find much or I am not looking in the right area regarding feeds. But I am almost positive that chicken scratch isn't somethign to be feeding them in this hot weather and at this young age!!?? and that 16% is the right food for the chicks. Someone reassure me or correct me please??!! Also are stripped sunflowers ok to fee dmy chicks? I was looking through the feed store yesterday and they just got new sacks of seeds, at a steal of a price... they are a mix of stripped sunflowers and back oil sunflowers..what do you guys think??