I just used up the 50 lb bag of Organic chick starter that I purhased from MPC and I have,since then went to the local animal supply store to get the 2nd bag of organic chick starter for them . They are 5 weeks old Silkies. I had to look elsewhere rather than pay to once again have it shipped to The Big Island as it was expensive due to distance. The supplier tried to save me money by shipping in 3 pkgs. That is a bit of a pain to handle when distributing it to its galvanized storage container. I t would make sense to order from my local supplier although ,the store has to special order it and the feed gets barged in to the island. I just opened their food for them ,this second bag,different grain supplier and am real concerned about the texture and possibly color of this "brand" food . It is chick starter however it is a different color and it looks like small pellets. The protein is the same 20%,lysine about the same,methionine is 0.54 % compared to first bag which is .3,crude fat more slightly ,phosphorus close, salt min new one 0.30% first bag .4, salt max 0.35 % first bag .6 Previously thru MPC I was advised to do mash with the Silkie Chicks not pellets so I am concerned to say the least. I make sure that my Silkies have every advantage to assit them in a healthy diet which will only enhance their life span and give them what they need to grow strong. I need guidance from seasoned chick owners that are keeping their chicks as pets and potential egg layers.