Flock raiser from purina? help? hahaha

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rirbrahma, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha guys,
    I have chickens from 1 year to 5 weeks. I can't find a store that'll sell 50 pounds of start and grow chick feed. Will flock raiser with oyster shell on the side be good?
    I'm just worried about the high protein... Will it be okay?
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    Thank you!!!
     
  2. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The high protein will be fine. I always seem to have a mixed age going and thats what I feed everyone. It saves a lot of headaches trying to make sure everyone gets the right food and you don't have 2-3 bags of food laying aroundgoing stale if you don't have many chicks. 50 lbs of chick starter can take a long time to go thru if like me rightnow I only have 4 chicks that would be eating it and it would be preey stale by the time I got to the bottom of the bag.
     
  3. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hahaha!! I know! Its hard separating everyone for feeding time [​IMG] ahaha I have 22 chickens. I think the 50lb should be good [​IMG] Thank you!
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    That Flock Raiser should be 20% protein. It will be fine. Don't get too hung up on trying to feed them exactly only this or that. They have a pretty good range of what they can eat and remain healthy and productive.

    I'd stay away from the high protein feed meant for game birds and not chickens. Too much of a good thing is not necessarily a good thing, but that 20% Flock Raiser is not a problem at all.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Flockraiser will work with no problems.
     

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