Good chick/chicken commercial feed brands

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hanh3197, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting some cute little white silkie chicks soon [​IMG] and I want to feed them a nice quality chick starter.
    What brands have you used that worked for your chicks? AHHHHHH!!! Can't wait! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Truth is, I don't pay much attention to brands. You can check the date on the bag. Mostly I smell the feed when I open it, to make sure it smells sweet and not musty or stale, and I look to make sure there are no clumps or signs of mold. I've never had to take a bag back -- this is just from reading on here.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Purina Start n Grow is probably the most common chick feed. I think some use a feed called Blue Seal and Dumor (Tractor Supply feed made by Purina). I'm sure there are other types. The most important factors are that the feed is fresh and stored correctly, and that is contains the right nutritional elements for proper growth and development.
     

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