Is this the same as grower feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Patoot, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Patoot

    Patoot Songster

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    I called feed stores looking for grower feed. The first store said they didn't have that and they had starter and layer. The next place said they had it and I said, "Oh good, the other stores I called only had starter or layer." She said, "This is starter. It's called 'start and grow' and it's for the first 5 months."

    So I called the rancher I'm getting the pullets from and he said they need grower. So is 'start and grow' grower? I can't seem to find something specifically called grower. He said they will be ready for layer crumble in a month.

    Bree
     

  2. cedar-run-chicks

    cedar-run-chicks In the Brooder

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    Start and grow is a southern states brand feed that is good for egg laying chickens from hatch up until about 2 weeks before they should start to lay eggs. So you are good with feeding it then switch over to layer feed a few weeks before you are expecting eggs.
     
  3. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might see grower in a food for meat birds. Some are designed to be feed from day one to first egg.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I use Purina Starter/Grower til they are at point of lay.
     

  5. Patoot

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    Thanks guys. Sounds like I will be okay with that.

    Bree
     

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