What does chick starter look like?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dinos_rock, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there different kinds of chick starter? The reason I ask this is because my dad bought some the other day and it looked like yellowish powder. The chick starter I have is crumbly and grayish-tan and it doesn't say anywhere on the bag that it is chick starter (I ordered chick starter and that is what the store gave me) it just has a picture on the front of a turkey, a chicken, and a duck. It says 'poultry feed' on the bag too.

    Also, how long does chick starter stay good for? I had this for a while. I was going to get some chicks from my school, but they died before I even got them. And them the other chick I had died too (predator got em).
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Starter is in crumble form but other feed can come in crumble or pellet form. If it says poultry feed it is probably just a general grower ration. It should be just fine for your chicks. If it is more powdery than crumbles you can wet what you need for a feeding with a little warm water to make it clump up and they can't waste as much.
     
  3. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks MissPrissy. Does anyone know how long it will stay good for the chicks to eat?
     

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