Left over starter feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jjdward, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I have some left over starter feed from when I had chicks and I was wondering if it would be okay for the adults to eat? I'm not sure if its medicated or not. I know that I bought both when I had the chicks but I'm not sure which I have left cause I keep it in a plastic container. I just hate to waste it.
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I always gave it to my grown hens, feed is too expensive to "throw out". Mixed it with the layer feed. How much are you talking about? Is there a neighbor you can sell it to, if it is a lot?
  3. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    its maybe about a bag.
  4. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Tampa, Florida
    I'd mix it with their Layer feed. I'm sure a little bit leftover won't do them any harm. Remember they are chickens and will eat almost anything. I'm not a waster either and I mix all my left overs. Doesn't seem to bother my girls. [​IMG]
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd go ahead and feed it. Even if it was medicated, it's usually amprolium, which will do nothing to you if you ate it.
  6. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Great!!! I really hated to waste it!!!!
  7. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

    Apr 7, 2009
    I have fed it in the past with no harm done. Go for it.
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    i always mix it with layer pellets. they love it.
  9. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've never stopped feeding starter until I was empty. Just because it says to switch at week X, doesn't mean that it literally means STOP and SWITCH [​IMG]
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I've thrown the extra in suet cakes for wild birds. And I've given it to the hens too.


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