Is 20% chick starter too much protein?

Zimbamo

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 26, 2013
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Hi,
I just recently (yesterday at a chick swap) got three adorable little chicks, barred rock-australorp cross one week old. So I asked for " a bag of medicated chick starter" at my feed store, were my exact words words, but when I got home I noticed that it was 20% protein. Is that too much because it sounds like quite a large amount of protein.
Thanks in advance :) !
 

Chicken-Farmer

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 12, 2012
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Nope 20% will be just fine. Don't worry a bit. Let your chicks eat as much as they want. A 50 lb bag of feed for three chicks should last you a very long time!

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gander007

Crowing
6 Years
Oct 9, 2013
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South Western Death Valley, Ca.
I use Turkey Grow with 20+% of protein for development and
still add in three hard boiled egg's a week so it is in no way
going to hurt your chicks at all and the people at the feed store
helped you out as Medicated Chick Starter is a medicine I use
as a mix or I mix it into my chicks feed for the first two weeks
only and then I put it in the freezer so it won't go bad so fast..

You need to also add some Probiotic to the water .....
 

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