What type of feed should I give my chicks?

Zara and Elke

In the Brooder
May 25, 2020
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Hi,I have been on the lookout for chick starter that is organic and preferably meat free (unless meat is a good thing to feed week old chicks?) and have found it really hard to find anything close to what I am looking for.Does anyone have any tips on what brand to get them and if I should be feeding them starter with meat in it?
Also, I am about to get some 6 month old pecins, point of lay, and what would be the best feed for them? thanks! Zara :frow
 

Organic Gal

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Nov 12, 2019
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Hi,I have been on the lookout for chick starter that is organic and preferably meat free (unless meat is a good thing to feed week old chicks?) and have found it really hard to find anything close to what I am looking for.Does anyone have any tips on what brand to get them and if I should be feeding them starter with meat in it?
Also, I am about to get some 6 month old pecins, point of lay, and what would be the best feed for them? thanks! Zara :frow
I used Purina start and grow organic crumbles. They really like it.
 

rosemarythyme

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No real feedback as far as brand preference, most brands of feed are perfectly fine, but chickens are omnivores so animal protein is actually a good thing... if you can find it. Pretty difficult to find feeds nowadays with animal protein in it.
 

Eggscaping

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Hi,I have been on the lookout for chick starter that is organic and preferably meat free (unless meat is a good thing to feed week old chicks?) and have found it really hard to find anything close to what I am looking for.Does anyone have any tips on what brand to get them and if I should be feeding them starter with meat in it?
Also, I am about to get some 6 month old pecins, point of lay, and what would be the best feed for them? thanks! Zara :frow
Given a chance to free range, or even be out in a chicken yard, chickens will eat things like bugs, worms, grubs, flies, even mice or small snakes. Chickens are not vegetarians. Why do you want non-animal product feed for them?
 

Zara and Elke

In the Brooder
May 25, 2020
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I have heard that they will peck each other more if they eat meat, but am not sure if that’s true or not...
 

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