A High-Quality Chick Starter Feed Gets Your Birds Off To A Strong Start.
Chick starter feed is a unique formula designed for the first 2-3 weeks of life. It is typically higher in protein and more finely ground than other types of poultry feed. Elevated protein levels help these quickly growing birds get off to a good start and smaller granules help them digest their food more efficiently. That being said, not all chick starter feeds are the same. Here’s what to look for and why it matters:
- Protein: Protein is an important element of your poultry diet. Higher protein levels provide the appropriate nourishment for growing birds. Our feed is 22% crude protein and comes from quality, locally-sourced roasted soybeans.
- Amino Acids: Amino Acids form the building blocks of your bird’s muscles, skin, enzymes, etc. They play a critical role in keeping your flock healthy. We include DL-Methionine in our Non-GMO chick feed.
- Vitamins: Your flock needs diverse vitamins, just like us! We include vitamins A, D3, E, and B12 to promote natural growth, reproduction and a healthy system for your birds.
What’s Not Included In Good Chick Starter Feed?
Just as it’s important to know what is in your chick starter feed, it’s also important to know what’s not included. Many major brands include medications within their feed. These medications reduce risks associated with coccidiosis, an intestinal disease caused by parasites. Consistent use of medicated feeds, however, can lead to treatment resistance in your flock and residual medication in your birds. We recommend choosing a feed without added hormones, antibiotics or medications. Avoiding those additions will keep your birds healthy and all-natural, which will help keep your customer and family healthy. At Sunrise Farms, you can count on high-quality Non-GMO chick starter feed your birds will love. Contact us to learn more.