Starter/Grower vs. Grower/Finisher for laying pullets.... whoops.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BlazeJester, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I accidentally bought Grower/Finisher (50lb bag) while having a gigantic brain fart at TSC the other day...

    I noticed that Grower/Finisher feed is 15% protein, while Layer feed is 16% and Starter/Grower is 20%.

    Should I take this back and swap out for the Starter/Grower, or will they be ok on the Grower/Finisher? They're 13 weeks old.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's fine either way. You can make another trip if you want to, but there's no need. That feed is precisely what the typical Purina "program" calls for in feeding out your birds to point of lay, which won't likely be for another month or two anyhow. If you want to take it back, I'd exchange it for Flock Raiser myself, but either way, no worries whatsoever.
     
  3. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thanks!
     

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