Is this feed type correct?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rooster brandon., Nov 20, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Kodak, by knoxville
    This women at co-op said to feed chicks from birth to they lay there first egg to feed them chick starter and would it hurt a silver laced sebright rooster to eat chick starter?
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    That's fairly normal practice. Some sell just a starter and a layer food. Some sell and starter and a grower and a layer.

    Yes the roosters will be fine on starter.

    I use unmedicated Flock Raiser, which is o.k. for layers and young ones and roosters - and ducks, once i get them.

    The thing you don't want to do is feed layer food to pullets. The calcium is too much for them if they're too young to lay.
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I have used starter and start and grow for my chicks. If I have any left over it gets mixed in with the layer when I get my first egg. I have had no problem with any of my flocks.

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