HELP! Is it okay to use KENT High Flyer?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by suzpyoung, May 17, 2009.

  1. suzpyoung

    suzpyoung Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone - I have 2 week old and 4 week old babies. My local feed store ran out of the 20% chick feed and told me the Kent High Flyer would be okay for them, so I purchased it. It's 22% and the website says nothing about chicks, that it's for turkeys, quail, ducks. Now I'm worried.
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    It's not going to hurt them, it just supplies more protein than they need. The higher the protein is in feed the more expensive it is to purchase.
     
  3. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's fine and just may help them to feather out faster. I have been told that higher protein feed is fine until 8 weeks of age, after that you would want to back off. Just something I've learned on the board here.

    I fed our chicks a mix of gamebird (high protein) and regular starter, and they did great. They looked great too, not so many poorly feathered teenagers as last year.

    Have fun!

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