Chick starter and grower crumbles have a minimum of 22% protein and are used to start out baby chicks. You should use this formula for the first 20 weeks of growth. In some parts of the country, we only offer "Soy-Free" (which is the most preferred organic feed).
A good rule of thumb is that each chick eats about 1 lb of food per week, and they typically eat starter food for their first 6 weeks and grower food for the next 14 weeks. This feed is both a starter and grower so it is designed for the first 20 weeks before transitioning to food designed for mature chickens.
So, in total, you will need the following amounts of feed over the first 20 weeks:
- 25 lbs of Starter: Feeds 1-2 Chicks
- 50 lbs of Starter: Feeds 2-3 Chicks
- 75 lbs of Starter: Feeds 3-4 Chicks
- 100 lbs of Starter: Feeds 5-6 Chicks
Keep in mind, you do not want to order all of your feed at once. By ordering multiple times, you ensure your feed stays fresh.
For example, if you plan to raise 6 chicks, you may want to order 25 lbs every 5 weeks, or 4 times total. This approach ensures they have the correct starter and grower feed for the first 20 weeks of their life and that their feed does not spoil.
Ingredients: Organic Corn, organic soybean meal, limestone, monocalcium phosphate, organic kelp meal, diatomaceous earth, Redmond conditioner (clay), Redmond salt, DL methionine, poultry vitamin & mineral premix, organic garlic, organic horseradish, organic anise oil, organic juniper berry
Guaranteed analysis: Crude protein (min 22%), crude fat (min 4.2%), crude fiber (max 4.4%), ash (max 9.1%)
Reminder: Feed is perishable. Store this product in a cool, dry area away from rodents and insects.
Warning: Do not offer any feed that is spoiled, moldy, rodent- or insect-infested, or abnormal in appearance or odor, as it may cause illness or death.