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Southern States Chick Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cairopd1069, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some Chick Start-N-Grow (medicated) from Southern States Ag supply. It says that it has 19% crude protein. Is this right for 2 week old chicks? I thought I read they need 24% protein.
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    19% sounds right. The higher nuber might of been game bird starter.
     
  3. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I kept mine on the same feed until 16 weeks, then I switched to Southern States layer.
     
  4. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    The medicated chick starter at my Southern State Ag store is 23% protein and only has Bacitracin for the active ingredient, I was wanting Amprol so I just switched to Nutrena which has the Amprol, but I am not a big fan of Nutrena,seems my chicks don't eat it as well for some reason...boggles me, unless it is the color factor(Nutrena is much darker in color).
     

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