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

    Nov 9, 2009
    Hawthorne, CA
    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.


  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Just use normal chick starter. It works fine! High protein is unnecessary and can hurt them.

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