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What kind of starter feed do you use?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BigAnt17566, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. BigAnt17566

    BigAnt17566 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will be hatching eggs soon this is all new to me any help would be nice thanks Anthony
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    stop at Oxford Feed and Grain, get a chick waterer and chick feeder, and a bag of Purina Chick starter, you can also get these at TSC, but they dont always have chick starter, and Oxford has PREATTY colors for the feeders, and TSC only has red or galvinized.
     
  3. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know we needed special started food.

    My feed store sold me nutrena nature wise.

    They're eating it fine.
     
  4. BigAnt17566

    BigAnt17566 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks do you have any idea on price?
     
  5. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well min was under $8.00 and about 17-20 lbs.
     
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    I use chick crumbs .... the basic difference between them and Layers is the very high protien levels, and less calcium.

    Many brands are also medicated to help prevent coccidiosis. Some breeders prefer un-medicated.
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:NatureWise Chick Starter/Grower (310173)-
    This feed is designed to be fed as the sole ration to replacement pullets from 1 day and broiler-type chicks.
    Features include: balanced energy, protein and amino acid levels to help promote early rapid growth; fortified with vitamins and minerals to help maintain flock growth and healthy development.

    Nutrina NatureWise has different chicken feeds, http://www.nutrenaworld.com/Screens/ProductDetails_Specialty.aspx?ProductID=125
     
  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:12.79 for the starter grower dont forget to add TAX that is for a 50 lb bag
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2008
  9. BigAnt17566

    BigAnt17566 Out Of The Brooder

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    what about medicated food? do I need it?
     
  10. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:I use it, some prefer not to.

    Round here just getting unmedicated is hard.

    If the chicks are to go into any area previously used for poultry I would use it. If not it's less of an issue
     

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