Feed Question.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Framac, May 12, 2011.

  1. Framac

    Framac Songster

    May 5, 2009
    New Berlin
    My 6-7 week old chicks have been on a 20% starter/grower. My DW picked up some 15% finisher feed. I was thinking of picking up some 24% game bird feed and mixing it get to around 20%.

    My questions, does it really matter that much if one bag is at 15%? I have 31 chickens and a bag is currently lasting about 10-14 days. I want healthy strong birds, and if getting gamebird feed and mixing is a good idea i have no problems doing it.

    Thanks for the input.

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hi Christopher, that one bag with 15% protein won't hurt a bit...I'd just use it up and not worry, but do go back to the starter/grower. I always feed that until my chickens are appx 17 weeks old, then I switch to layer feed.

    Have a great day,

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