I am confused about Developer feed, grower feed and layer feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by write2caroline, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    I am feeding my older chicks (nearly 12 weeks now) Organic Developer feed. (I ordered it from mpc)

    Is Developer the same as grower? I know it is different from layer but I don't know why it is different.

    What are the differences?

    Caroline
    Jax FL
     
  2. sephiroth

    sephiroth In the Brooder

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    Each producer is different. Generally you have starter feed, grower ration, and layer ration. Starter is crumble most of the time so that it's easier to eat by small birds. Grower tends to be highest in protein. Layer tends to have more calcium.

    ...that's the short answer. Long answer -- compare the labels and ingredients list.
     

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