Flock Raiser vs. Start and Grow (Medicated)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SoccerMomof7, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Okay they were on Start and Grow Medicated but now the feed store has been out for over a week and they are on Flock Raiser. Is it okay for them? What is flock raiser compared to start and grow?
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Nearly identical. You use Start and Grow for ducks, geese and meat chickens. they'll do fine on it.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Flock Raiser is fine for them. In fact, I believe it has higher protein than the Start & Grow, 20% I think. The Purina store here only carries medicated Flock Raiser. Is yours medicated?
     
  4. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    They told me it wasn't but I will will go and check the bag. My oldest chickens are about 13 weeks, when do they need to go on laying pellets?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    When they actually begin laying is a good rule of thumb.
     
  6. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine turkey starter which is higher in protein and cheaper. It is also medicated.
     

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