Purina Start & Grow SunFresh vs Home Grown Starter/Grower

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jomoncon, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 RIRs that are 7 weeks old. I got them at 10 days old & have been feeding them Purina Start & Grow SunFresh since then. When they had eaten all of the first bag, I went back to the original feed store to get some more. I told them I needed the starter/grower food for chicks. I paid for it, and they put the 50 pound bag in the car. When I got home, I opened the bag & started feeding the chicks. Only then did I notice that the feed they sold me was Home Grown Starter/Grower 18%.

    As a new chicken owner, I don't know if this feed is OK or not. I tried doing a google search, but could only find a 23% starter/grower. Then I started getting confused about if it's produced by Country Acres Feed, or the Bartlett Group, or Land o Lakes. I can't tell if it's medicated or not. Here's the tag from the bag.
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    What's your opinion on this feed as a replacement for the Purina Start & Grow SunFresh.
     
  2. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    here the medicated feed has a green label.i use 21% starter/grower
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Medicated feed SAYS so on the label.

    Brands don't make a lot of difference in feeds as long as the ingredients are similar
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    They will be fine!
     
  5. rolffamily

    rolffamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Home Grown is also a Purina product. It is just a step down from Layena and Sun Fresh. You are still feeding a quality feed. Purina is part of Land O Lakes.
     

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