Starter feed - How long will it last?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skalskoz, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. skalskoz

    skalskoz In the Brooder

    How long will 50 lbs of starter last for four chicks? I have only found amounts in the 50 pound variety. My wife and I are interested in the organic type of feed.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Longer than they'll need it. I ended up blending scratch with the starter to make grower blend of 14% protien at 10 weeks to use up the first 50 lbs bag. We had 5 chicks and never bought grower blend. Blended scratch with layer feed too. Did'nt run out of starter until week 16 so blended with layer until they were 20 weeks old then striaght layer blend.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  3. You can feed them the chick starter until point of lay, which for many breeds, is close to 20 weeks. I'd say it will come out OK for you.
    Just store it in a snap lid tub to keep out pests and help keep it fresh.
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Feed it until it's gone. Then switch to something like Flock Raiser and provide a small container of oyster shell in case they want it for their eggs.

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