I just bought some Dumor layer crumbles. I have week-old chicks. Can they eat this or should i return it and get a different type. i usually use a standard mash that is a very fine texture. Can the chicks manage a crumble?
It is balanced for egg laying hens who need a lot of calcium. That extra calcium will damage the organs of non-laying birds and can cause death. You need a starter mash or crumbles, or a starter grower mash or crumbles. These have less calcium and more protein. You can get medicated or not medicated. Opinions vary so do a search here on the site.
When you talk about medicated feeds, I found some in a small bag and then medicated starter/grower in 50lb bags. I have so many chicks, a small bag would be eat up in a week! The large medicated feed bag doesn't have the imformation on it that the small bag does (different brands). I wonder if it is the same thing? I am looking to prevent cocci. and any chick infections because I had a scare & lost 4 out of 6 chicks in a cage. They were 2 weeks old and bam! My first infections out of 5 flocks of chicks.