Organic starter, grower, and layer feed in Ohio?

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  1. nekomi

    nekomi Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know where to find organic feeds in NE Ohio? I'm in Medina near Akron. I'd like to feed non-medicated starter, grower, and layer ration as my hens grow... I'll be getting day-old chicks in the mail, in about 2 weeks (they are vaccinated against coccidia so I think I'm OK using non-medicated feed).

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
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    My supplier is in VA, and I have to buy in bulk to make the shipping costs "affordable".
     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. mdoerge

    mdoerge Out Of The Brooder

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    Check Meyer Hatchery in Polk. I'm pretty sure I saw some there last summer. I live in Medina County (York Twp) and it takes me about 30 minutes or so to get there. Check out their website www.meyerhatchery.com
     
  5. nekomi

    nekomi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! [​IMG] Meyer Hatchery is just what I was looking for. They're only about 40 min from me, and I called them and they DO carry organic starter, grower, and layer ration. [​IMG]

    Anyone have any suggestions on how many lbs. of starter to buy for 15 chicks? I can't imagine I'd go through a whole 50 lb. bag in 8 weeks... or am I seriously underestimating their appetite?! If possible I'd like to split the 50 lb. bag with a friend who is also starting 15 chicks.
     
  6. mdoerge

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    I can't remember how much I went through with my chicks, but I do remember that it was more than I thought I would need. The staff at Meyer is very knowledgeable - I just bought what they told me and it worked out great! Where are you in Medina?
     
  7. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nekomi, it depends a great deal on the breed. If your chicks are Leghorn-types, the rule of thumb is that 15 pounds will take one pullet to point-of-lay.

    If the chicks are Cornish X - - Katy Bar the Door!!

    How much they waste is also a BIG concern.

    You are planning to switch their feed to a grower at 8 weeks? That isn't entirely necessary and they can stay on the starter even to point of lay so you don't really need to worry about the chicks going thru 50 pounds.

    A 50 pound bag for 30 chicks to 8 weeks - is probably NOT going to work, no matter the breed.

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