Starter, grower for Colored Rangers?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by vermontgal, May 9, 2009.

  1. vermontgal

    vermontgal Songster

    I'm going to be raising 10 colored rangers (jmhatchery).

    My 50 lb bag of 21% protein chick starter will probably last until age 5 weeks. I believe that is a bit old for meaties to still be eating chick starter? Then they'll go to 19% broiler/grower crumbles, I think for the duration.

    Does that sound OK? Why do meat birds reduce protein earlier than layers?

    Thanks in advance for info...
    Last edited: May 9, 2009

  2. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Songster

    Dec 18, 2008
    McCleary, WA
    We grow ours at at the same feed all the way through. We use non medicated feeds and we finish our birds out on what they start with.

    But if you are going to switch them down that sounds about right.
  3. TimG

    TimG Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    So, keep meat birds on chick starter for the duration is OK? Recommended?

    I have some 2 1/2 week old Cornish crosses and 1 1/2 week old rangers who have just about gone through the 25 lb bag of chick starter I have. I'm wondering what I should buy to feed them from here on out.

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