Right food?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Leanimal, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Leanimal

    Leanimal Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my baby chicks today (YAY!!) but I thought he was going to give me a 50lb bag of medicated chick starter, but when I got home the bag says Albers Poultry Feed. Is that ok!? Or should I go back and get "chick starter"? There is a picture of a chick on it....

    Thanks,
    Leanne
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Read the tag on the feed with the guaranteed analysis and ingredients. What is the protein % and calcium %.

    If the protein is 18 or more and the calcium is closer to 1 rather than 4, you're ok.
     
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  3. Leanimal

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    Never mind. I was mistaken. There was a tag I missed on the bottom of the bag that says in bold letters CHICK STARTER!! D'oh!! Thanks for your reply!!
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    The tag is on the opposite end from the one that opens easily so it's on the bottom if open.
     
  5. Leanimal

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    Thank you.
     

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