My Co-Op has medicated chick starter and that is all they sell $11 and some change for a 50lb bag but it is only 16% protein. My local TSC as unmedicated chick starter that sells for $13 and some change for a 50lb bag that is 20% protein. I will be getting Black, Brown, Gold, and Red sex-link for layers and 6 cornish, 2 delaware males for meat. I have never had chicks before so I thought I would start out with medicated feed, but I don't think I have seen a single post as to anyone using feed that is 16% protein. I haave also gone back and forth with the medicated feed.