HOW MUCH TO STARTER BUY?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dilly, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    I am getting six day old chicks. How much starter will I need prior to switching them over to a grower?

    Thanks again for all the help with this. I want the best for the girls.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a 25lb sack of starter should get you through till you switch over to the grower feed.
     
  3. BradyMSU

    BradyMSU Out Of The Brooder

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    How many chicks are you getting? I have 18 chicks. I bought a 20 lb. bag. During the first week I thought I would have plenty left over. A week later, I realize I should have bought the 50 lbs. bag. All they do is eat, sleep, eat, play, eat, drink, and eat. My chicks eat like pigs, not like birds!
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Mine is starter/grower combined...comes in 25 lb. and 50 lb. bags


    You will go thru 50 lbs in no time if you have more than a few chicks [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Buy the 50 lb bag. You will use it. I buy a starter/grower so there is nothing to switch over to until they get to laying ration.
     
  6. Dilly

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    Thanks ladies. Watch for my next topic I am looking for incubators. I am hooked and only getting my first six chicks this week and now wanting eggs.
     
  7. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    question i have 2 chicks and was wondering is it better to buy it by the lb. or just get the 25lb pag for them?
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Get the bigger bag. They will eat it.
     
  9. I bought a 50lb. bag for 5 chics. I figure if any is left over, I can mix it with the layer feed.
     

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