Last batch of Broilers I fed starter for ~3 weeks then switched to 18% starter grower crumble to finish. At the end of 8 weeks had 7-10lb chickens, but cost was pretty high buying half a ton of feed at ~$13 per 50lb bag. The current batch of broilers from same source I kept on starter just a couple weeks then switched to a broiler ration mix from local mill, mostly whole grains but significantly lower cost $200/ half a ton. After 8 weeks chickens weigh 4-6lb and are on the scrawny side. Also have suffered much much higher losses. Still have a few hundred pounds of feed, but I think I will start supplimenting it with crumbles to get these broilers to put some weight on. Feed conversion with the milled whole grains has been much much lower even without considdering losses and they are wasting alot more food picking through it. Anyone else have simmilar experiences? I may try another batch keeping them on higher protien starter for 4 weeks then go to a mix of crumbles and grains to see if there is a balance point where it makes sence to feed any of the lower cost grains.