Went to the feed store -- Now I have questions

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Airilith, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Airilith

    Airilith Songster

    Sep 28, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I went to both my 'local' TSC (60 mins away) and the local feed store (20 mins).

    TSC had the regular Dumar and Purina products, which I'm more familiar with. The chick/grower feed and the layer.

    The feed store had Southern States feed. It comes as a medicated chick starter that you feed until 5 wks, a grower/finisher that you feed until laying, and then layer feed.

    My questions are:
    -Are the TSC products medicated?
    -Should I avoid the feed store products simply because the starter is medicated?
    -How many of you use medicated chick starter?
    -Is there a huge difference between using seperate chick starter and then grower/finisher, or using the grower/starter?
    -I didn't ask, so for anyone who might know, are the Southern States grower/finisher and layer feed medicated as well?


  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Quote:Dumor feeds are not medicated for chicks, Purina does have a medicated Starter/Grower I keep my grow outs on this til they are ready to go into the henhouse. Sometimes I use Purina flock raiser. I have bought both Dumor and Purina feeds my local feedstore is only a mile away and carries Purina so that's why I buy there. TSC is 16 miles away so I save alot of gas money. I've never used Southern States so someone else will have to chime in on that one.

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