Start & Grown or Flock Starter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mcdaid36, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. mcdaid36

    mcdaid36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been feeding my chicks (now 3 weeks old) Purina Start & Grow. I was just reading on the bag today to find out how much longer they should be on it, when I noticed it said Start & Grow is for small and medium poultry breeds. Large poultry should be getting Flock Starter. We have a mixture of different large breeds, no small or medium breeds, so I'm wondering now if I should be getting Flock Starter instead. Is it necessary?
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Honestly, I think either is fine, but I do like that FlockRaiser has 20% protein, at least in my area it does. My original standard breed flock was raised on Start & Grow with the addition of hardboiled eggs every day for animal protein and they thrived.
     
  3. mcdaid36

    mcdaid36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to look and see if the feed store carries the Flock Starter. Not too many people around here have chickens, so feed choices are slim. In case I can't find the Flock Starter? How many boiled eggs did you give your chickens per day? How many chickens did you have? I have given them a yolk or two but only about once a week. Do you give just the yolk or the whites too?
    Thanks!!!!
     

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