Organic Starter Feed Chick crumbles should have a minimum of 21% protein and are used to start out baby chicks. You should use this low starch formula for the first 20 weeks of growth.
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 organic starter feed can be 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 organic starter 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 Peas, Organic Wheat, Fish Meal, Organic Alfalfa Meal, Organic Sunflower Meal, Organic Milo, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Dried Organic Kelp, Organic Sunflower Oil, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, DL Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Dimenthylpyrimidinol Bisulfite, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Organic Vegetable Oil, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Active Dried Yeast, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation product, Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast culture.
Guaranteed analysis: Crude protein (min 21%), crude fat (min 3%), crude fiber (max 6%) 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. We do not not guarantee the complete absence of occasional large grain particles in its Starter Feeds. Do not offer large grain particles to chicks or ducklings or turkey poults.