What to feed my babies!?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by racheldeane13, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. racheldeane13

    racheldeane13 New Egg

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    I just got my first chickens!! I'm brand new to chickens so I though this site would be great since I've already read through many threads before I got my girls.

    I am feeding them Purina medicated chick starter, but after reading a thread and seeing how many people hate Purina I'm a little scared for my girls.

    I want to switch them off, my local feed store doesn't have great options though.

    Purina
    Nutrena
    Layena
    Manna pro
    Nature wise
    And some organic brand under one of the above

    What should I do!?!?

    -Rachel
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Hi Rachel, [​IMG]

    I don't know what the negative comments about Purina are but if the feed contains the necessary ingredients to grow healthy chicks, I think that's more important than brand name. Here's an article from the Learning Center with information on what birds at various ages need:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/feeding-chickens-an-introductory-guide

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi, I'm sure i posted on your thread this morning (Kenya time) - but my sentiments written were those akin NFC above. As long as its starter / chick feed then don't sweat it.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. racheldeane13

    racheldeane13 New Egg

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    Okay thank you!!
     
  6. kireston

    kireston New Egg

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    Hi I'm new to byc
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    If you start your own introduction thread, you'll most likely get more welcomes. Under "New Member Introductions" you should see a blue box that says "start a new thread", click on that, enter a title and your text, hit the submit button and there you go, your very own new thread!

    Anyway, hello and it's nice to have you here!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad to add you to the Backyard chickens flock.
     

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