Where to buy appropriate feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mcfarmall, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. mcfarmall

    mcfarmall In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2011
    This is for any Michigan brothers and sisters who may be viewing this forum and yes, I also put this on the Michigan thread in the Where am I area.

    Hey folks! I have a question that is specifically for those of you in Kalamazoo, Van Buren, and Allegan counties. Where can I buy feed in this area that meets the following specifications:

    1. Medicated with amprolium.

    2. Contains 16-18% protein.

    3. Is for LAYERS between 2 and 16 weeks of age

    4. Is available in 50 lb bags.

    I called around yesterday and bought some "Fast Grow" stuff by Homestead (Hubbard) from Browns in Gobles that is medicated and available in 50 lb bags BUT is 20% protein and the tag implies that it is more for BROILERS than LAYERS. I have not begun feeding this yet...the bag is unopened so I could return it or sell it to someone myself.

    My concern is twofold:

    1. Going broke feeding the dollar a pound starter feed from TSC in the teeny 5lb bags.

    and more importantly:

    2. Feeding my layers something that is too "hot" protein-wise at this stage of development.

    Much Thanks!!

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