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Mash or Crumbles?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SassyKat6181, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the grain store today to pick up medicated chick starter, and was told I needed mash at first and then I can switch them to crumbles. So I bought a bag of each, is this correct? Thanks
     
  2. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    if they are chicks i used cumbles never used mash.....if they are layers 18 weeks plus some feed a layer mash....I used layer crumbles.....maybe someone else will say different but i didn't know they made mash for chicks
     
  3. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an order in for day old chicks, they'll be here in a week. I went to get crumbles (thought I had read to get that on here) but the woman said chicks needed mash and that crumbles were too big for them. So, I did what she said. Should I bring the mash back and just use crumbles? I bought 25# for the 12 chicks.
     
  4. itsmyobsession

    itsmyobsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 35 healthy birds ( 9 of them are currently chicks) and all my birds were and are fed crumbles.
     

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