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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PucciChick, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. PucciChick

    PucciChick In the Brooder

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    I have four day old araucana chicks and have been feeding them Ace Hi chick starter mash. I was wondering if it's okay to mix Purina start & grow with it. I wasn't sure if that would be too much, or if it would provide them a beet balanced diet. If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.:)
     

  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    They both appear to be Chick Starter/grower, so there would be no harm and no particular advantage either. [​IMG]
     
  3. PucciChick

    PucciChick In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I just wanted to be super cautious. :D
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Why do you want to mix the two?
    From what I see the Ace High feed looks to be a better feed, plus it has meat and bone meal in it something Purina doesn't have.

    Chris
     
  5. PucciChick

    PucciChick In the Brooder

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    I thought maybe it would be a more well rounded diet? I wasn't sure if the Ace Hi had everything it needed, it sounds like I'm wrong. I'm new at having chicks. Is there anything I could supplement with the Ace Hi? Or is it enough on it's own? Thanks again! :)
     
  6. Chickerchalk

    Chickerchalk Chirping

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    You can mix it little by little until its just purina if you want.
     
  7. Albanese07

    Albanese07 Chirping

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    I feed straight Purina Start n Grow , plus I give dried mealworms once a day and happy hens sunflower mix with boss once a day. I sometimes give them chopped romaine lettuce which they love!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012

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