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Purina Start & Grow Starter/Grower Non-Medicated Feed Crumbles, 50 lb.

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Purina Start & Grow is formulated with optimum nutrition for raising laying chicks from hatch to laying age (18-20 weeks). This complete feed with 18% - protein and quality nutrients is perfect for a strong start and early hen development. Formulated with prebiotics, probiotics and yeast to support optimum digestive health and immune function.

  • Prebiotics, Probiotics and Yeast: Supports immune and digestive health
  • Complete and Balanced: Wholesome, complete nutrition, no supplements necessary - all required nutrients are present
  • Essential Amino Acids: Excellent muscle and skeletal support
  • Enhanced with lysine and methionine to give birds the healthy nutrients they need for healthy growth
  • Exclusive Level of Marigold Extract: For Brightly-colored beaks, shanks and overall appearance - A high level of xanthophyll, derived from marigolds, ensures bright coloring for a beautiful flock
  • Key Level of Vitamin A: Strong Vitamin A fortification helps birds grow into healthy adult birds
  • Optimized level of Vitamin E: A strong level of Vitamin E helps maintain a robust immune system
  • High Quality Nutrition: Consistent, high quality nutrition for a strong start, optimal growth and great-looking birds

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 18%
Crude Fat (min.) 3%
Crude Fiber (max.) 5%
Lysine (min.) 0.88%
Calcium (Ca) (min.) 0.75%
Calcium (Ca) (max.) 1.25%
Phosphorus (P) (min.) 0.55%
Salt (NaCl) (min.) 0.35%
Salt (NaCl) (max.) 0.85
Vitamin A (min.) 5000 IU/lb.
Vitamin E (min.) 14 IU/lb.
Methionine (min.) 0.32
Phytase (A. Oryzae) (min.) 227 FYT/lb.

Feeding Instructions:
Feed Purina Start & Grow as the sole ration to free-range and confined chickens (including backyard egg producers, small to medium breeds and fancy and exotic breeds) free-choice from hatch until laying age (18-20 weeks). At 18-20 weeks of age, feed Purina Layena free-choice. Be sure to gradually transition from one feed to the next. Always provide shelter and a constant supply of fresh, clean water. Consumption will vary depending upon season of the year, nutritional needs of the animals and availability of other foods.

Specification Description
Product Type: Chicken Feed
Brand: Purina
Cattle: No
Deer: No
Goat: No
Horse: No
Package Size: 50 lb.
Pig: No
Poultry: Yes
Rabbit: No
Sheep: No
Manufacturer Part Number 57259
Purina Start & Grow Starter/Grower Non-Medicated Feed Crumbles, 50 lb. is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our chicks love it We have tried three other brands of feed since we started raising chickens and this is by far our favorite. Our chicks LOVE this feed and they are all healthy and happy. Their feathers are shiny and full and they have tons of energy. We will never go back to another feed.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from starter grower feed this feed is great and my chicks lose their minds over it! also want to thank the store for being so great when I got a bad bag and they took it back and exchanged it for free even tho it was opened!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On-line Purchase with Store pickup! I bought this on line, then went to the store the same afternoon for pick up. It was ready, and the store personnel even carried it to my car for me. Thanks Tractor Supply!!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst experience This is my fourth year with baby chicks and my first year using this starter. This is also the first year I have ever lost a chick. The normal brand I buy was out of stock so I picked this up since I use the layer crumble for my hens and ducks. Right out of the bag it is the size of the crumble I give to my laying flock. At two weeks old I am still having to crush this up for my chicks. This is the very first time I have had to crush feed for babies. I do not crush it into a powder but drop a solid metal pipe on it a few times to break the pieces up. I have 45 chicks and two feeders hanging one with feed right out of the bag and one with the crushed feed. The one with crushed feed is the only feeder they will use. I just went two days without any crushed feed but wasn't convinced the smaller babies were eating the feed right from the bag, once I put crushed feed out it has been mobbed for hours, with them kicking no feed out. The babies will empty an entire hanging feeder on the ground straight from the bag, lookin for smaller pieces I guess. The baby I lost was a Maran pullet, which makes this a very expensive bag of feed.
Date published: 2017-04-18
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I have chicks and ducklings. I was wondering if ducks can eat this also.

Asked by: ann76
Thanks for reaching out to us regarding your ducklings nutritional needs. We would not suggest Start & Grow for the ducklings. The non-medicated Flock Raiser is the best Purina product for the ducks or mixed flock (ducks, chicks, geese and/or turkeys 6 weeks or older).
Answered by: Purina Product Expert
Date published: 2017-03-28

Dear the experts, how many bags(Purina Start & Grow, 50 lb) do I have to buy for 10 chicks?

Asked by: Happy Koh
Thanks for contacting Purina! We suggest to feed the Start & Grow until the chicks are of laying age. This is typically between 18-20 weeks of age. One chick will eat about 15 lbs. from hatch until laying age. With 10 chicks, you will probably feed approximately 150 lbs. of product.
Answered by: Purina Product Expert
Date published: 2017-03-13

Do I need to offer grit with this feed? 

Asked by: Lucy12345
You do not need to offer grit with the Purina Start & Grow product. This is processed in such as way it is not necessary.
Answered by: Purina Product Expert
Date published: 2017-05-23
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