Feeding Dumor Feed to cornish chicks???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Willow's Meadow, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was researching the amount of protein that the Dumor feed has and the Dumor chick Starter has 24% of protein and the Chick Starter/Grower has 20% of feed. Would Dumor be a good feed to feed meat birds.....I can't find anything else with higher protein??? Should I just feed the Cornish chicks the chick starter their whole life or switch to grower???
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Willow's Meadow :

    I was researching the amount of protein that the Dumor feed has and the Dumor chick Starter has 24% of protein and the Chick Starter/Grower has 20% of feed. Would Dumor be a good feed to feed meat birds.....I can't find anything else with higher protein??? Should I just feed the Cornish chicks the chick starter their whole life or switch to grower???

    That's what I'm feeding mine right now. Depending on how they keep growing then I will stick to the 24% If I find that their starting to have problems then I will prob drop to the 20%. Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. washxc

    washxc Out Of The Brooder

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    For what it's worth Willow I've been using Dumor chick starter for 3 weeks and then switching to regular laying mash (~18%) from the local mill for the last 5 weeks. I've never had any leg problems, no sudden heart attacks, and the birds dress out between 4.5-7 pounds.

    I like the Dumor because it's unmedicated... and it works!
     
  4. Wife's Chicken Killer

    Wife's Chicken Killer Out Of The Brooder

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    I certainly am not an expert in this area, but I'm feeding my 2 week chics 19 % organic from local feed store. It's the only organic I have available so that's what I'm feeding. I've never raised crosses so I'm hesistant to go HEAVY protein. Being in florida with the upcoming heat and humidity; it's going to be hard enough to keep them comfortable without overfeeding them too!!!!


    We'll see how they do on the 19% for now.
     

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