Help! Can only find 17% starter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by neversaychick, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. neversaychick

    neversaychick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2009
    We have two feed stores and both sell 17% protein chick starters. The starter I received from McMurrary is 22% and is all but gone. Babies are two weeks old now. Is 17% all right or do I need to pay the outragious shipping fees at McMurray and order more from them?
  2. scarter

    scarter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2008
    Roberts, WI
    Honestly I've never paid attention to that! What is the reasoning you can't use 17% if it says chick starter on the bag?
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    My Uncle, who has always had chickens, told me that he skips the 20% starter and goes straight to 15% grower/finisher... and never uses 16% layer. He said he has never had a problem keeping his birds on 15% grower for their entire lifetimes, and they lay nice eggs for him. [​IMG]

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