Jersey Giant Chicks and Higher Protein Starter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Spinster_Sister, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my first batch of Jersey Giants safely in their incubator I am stuck deciding on their starter. I want to go as organic as possible but when I do try to search for organic starter, I am confronted with the question of using Soy or not. I am also curious about JG's need for extra protein because they are such a large breed and spend more time building their bones before fleshing out.

    I am thinking of Modesto Milling starter that has a 22% protein ratio with soy.
    I hear marvelous things about Countryside Naturals organic No Soy starter with 19% protein.

    Either way, I will have to spend $$ for shipping and I am OK with that, but what about the protein %?

    Do you use soy? What is the controversy about using soy in feed? Don't get me started on medicated feed since that is the next hurdle I will have to jump through.

    Thanks!

    ~Vickie
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Just use normal chick starter. It works fine! High protein is unnecessary and can hurt them.
     

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