Help! Can only find 17% starter

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

  1. neversaychick

    neversaychick Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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