Starter/grower chick feed

JoePa

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I am looking to buy some chick starter feed for some chicks I will be getting shortly - it seems all I can get is what they call chick /grower feed - I am under the impression that you use starter feed up until around 9 weeks than go to grower feed - is it ok to feed day old chicks the starter/grower feed right from the start - thanks Joe
 

GC-Raptor

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all I can get is what they call chick /grower feed
Do you mean Starter-Grower 18-20%? or a Chick Grower 15-16%. 15-16% should not be fed to Chicks less than 8 weeks.
is it ok to feed day old chicks the starter/grower feed right from the start
Yes a Starter-Grower/Start & Grow feed 18 or 20% is good for Chicks from hatch through 18 weeks and throughout adulthood if Non-Medicated.
I feed all ages of Chickens a 18-20% feed. GC
 

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Do you have a link to the feed or a photo of the instructions? Might be some confusion here based on what the manufacturer names the feed, vs what it's actually intended for.
 

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I was looking for starter fed for chicks on Tractor Supply internet site - it seems all the choices were called Starter/Grower

Eh they should all be fine then, sounds like a matter of semantics. I don't really use "starter" anymore, I do all flock (which isn't necessarily labeled all flock, mine's labeled hatch to hen).

If there's a specific product or two you're interested in and maybe can't decide between, link it from TSC site and we can take a look at it.
 

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