Food for 2 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BK79, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. BK79

    BK79 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a crumble that is medicated for the baby chicks 20% protein....seems low
    is there anything better to use out there?
    theres duck starter that is 22% but it has no medication on it
    chicks are 2 weeks old
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    That seems to be pretty standard for chick feed. They have lower requirements than do ducks or game birds.
     
  3. BK79

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    I heard game bird starter is better for young chicks
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Overdoing it on protein can be just as bad as not enough. Most commercial chick starters are balanced nutrition and chicks do just fine on them.
     
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