Flock Raiser vs. Chick Starter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by new2chickens2011, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question for y'all. Nobody carries Flock Raiser here. Can my 12 week old layers eat chick starter until they lay?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sure can. Not a problem. Starter, grower, finisher, etc.
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] to Freds thread X2
     
  4. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks y'all!! [​IMG]
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, most definitely ...mine ate it beyond because I had a mixed flock...I just supplied oyster shell on the side for the older ones...they were more than 27 weeks till I switched them all over to layer feed, or in your case Flock raiser.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    They can stay on the chick starter.
    Also you may look for either,
    Big 4 (put out by Buckeye Feeds) or Home Fresh 27 Poultry (put out by Kent Feeds) both are excellent feed but Buckeye being better of the three feed co's. ( Buckeye, Kent and Purina )

    Big 4 -
    GUARANTEED ANALYSIS --
    Crude Protein, min. 20.00%
    Lysine, min. 1.10%
    Methionine, min 0.39%
    Crude Fat, min. 3.50%
    Crude Fiber, max. 4.00%
    Calcium, min. 0.70%
    Calcium, max. 1.20%
    Phosphorus, min. 0.65%
    Salt, min. 0.10%
    Salt, max. 0.60%
    INGREDIENTS Ground Corn, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Porcine Meat Meal,
    Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Lysine, DL-Methionine,
    Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate,
    Zinc Oxide, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3
    Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K
    Activity), Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine
    Hydrochloride, Choline Chloride, d-Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic
    Acid, Dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Brewers Dried Yeast.



    Chris
     
  7. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I worried about this when the age range of my flock kept changing and decided to move everyone to unmedicated chick starter and offer oyster shell. They get medicated feed while in the brooder until 10weeks-ish when I move them outside.
     

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