Starter grower?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vegetablegarden, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. vegetablegarden

    vegetablegarden New Egg

    Jan 18, 2016
    Hi all. New chick mama here. I just picked up my chicks from the feed mill, and the guy who sold them to me also sold me a bag of what he labeled as "starter grower" and indicated that's what I should use to feed them from the beginning. I'm confused. I thought it was "starter" first then "grower" later. What am I missing?? TIA!
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    Depending on the brand some just make it so they can be used until lay, other brands make starter- up to 8 weeks and then grower- up until lay, it just depends upon the brand.
  3. Rookiechookie

    Rookiechookie Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2016
    It depends on the brand if you want you can buy the starter grower (i have never seen it but i suppose it exists). Or you can buy the starter for 0-8 weeks and the grower for 8-18 weeks by the time they are this old they will just eat what all your other hens eat wheat
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    I used a medicated starter for the first week or so (just to get them over shipping stress), but what I'm feeding now is a starter/grower and I'll be feeding it until one of them gives me an egg.

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