Plain starter vs starter/grower

Iluveggers

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Hi guys,
I bought a bag of starter/grower feed, which says it is for chicks starting day 1. It has at least 20% protein.

Is this better or worse than starting with plain starter & switching to plain grower at 8 weeks?

Thanks so much.
 

rosemarythyme

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You can go either way with this. I opt to stop feeding starter in favor of grower once I run out of the one bag of starter that I always buy, which is usually around 6-8 weeks.

Assuming the starter is around 20% protein and the grower is lower, like 17, 18%, the only difference with switching to a grower should be a slightly slower growth curve as they get towards their teens.
 

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