Flock starter for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Frizzledhen, May 23, 2008.

  1. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    I bought "flock starter" for my geese. Unfortunately, I won't be getting my geese until next spring.[​IMG] Just wondering if I can feed it to the chickens.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mix it in with the regular chick starter. I don't know what brand you have or the content but mixing it with a starter crumble for chicks should be fine.
     
  3. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Thank you MissPrissy. It is Purina brand.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have never seen flock starter by Purina. is it a chick, duck, geese, turkey, gamebird mix starter? I use the purina sunfresh starter for my chicks and my geese are on the flock raiser.
     
  5. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    It is Purina Flock Raiser for baby ducks and geese.
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    The flock raiser is for raising broilers as well. It's what I use on my meat flock as well as waterfowl. It's absolutely fine for your babies.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Just mix it with your chick starter and they will be just fine. [​IMG]
     
  8. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    oky doky and thanks [​IMG]
     
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I feed Purina Flock Raiser to everybody. Big Girls and the little guys and girls. Plus I feed it to may quail as well. They are doing wonderful on it. I may just stay on it when the little ones start to lay. I suppliment calcium for the big'ins.
     
  10. greyfields

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    My broilers get the flocker raising from day 1 to day last. I do toss some bone meal in with it if I happen to be making fertilizer that day.

    Also, for the waterfowl, I also add in some brewer's yeast to up the niacin content.
     

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