high protein feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dandy Acres, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Dandy Acres

    Dandy Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    I just noticed that the feed I brought home from the store is a meatbird starter. The protein is at 28%, is that okay? The chicks are just few days old.
     
  2. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, I just spoke with walkswithdog about 28% protein feed. She feeds all of her chicks this higher protein food called flock grower until they start to lay. I have also been thinking about doing the same, apparently she has gotten great results. Here are some posts that may help you, I think that I may switch my 10 week olds next time I buy feed. Good luck to you and yours!



    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=162538

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/message_list.php?id=441044&p=1&box=0


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=162428
     
  3. Dandy Acres

    Dandy Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, Thank you.
     
  4. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    One thing to watch for..Possible Pasty butt.. seen it happen a few times on high protein diets, but for the most part you should be fine.. [​IMG]

    Charlie
     
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