Question about chick starter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by luvzmybabz, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    I went into the local feed store, they can't get in the chick starter that I wanted so I need honest opinion and a little bit of explanation. I am going to try to go as organic as possible however can't free range because of local law. What is the difference between 20 and 24 % chickstarter other then $. TIA for helping the newbie.

    GONE chickencrazy and haven't even received my chicks yet. PS chicks are coming from an organic hatchery here in OK one I have not seem mentioned anywhere on this board yet will let everyone know outcome as soon as they get here.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well... it has more protein. At times that is not desired since it will promote faster growth which can be bad in espeically heavier breeds. It should be fine though.
  3. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    Silkiechicken won't lead you wrong. Here is a link that describes the need for protein, but it also tells you what can happen if there is too much. Hope this helps.

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