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Resources to Help Your Newest Flock Members Thrive

With a little guidance, getting started with your cute little birds should be pretty simple! Download the My First Year with Chickens guide for everything you need to know to help your flock thrive, including chicken supplies, wintering with chickens and when to expect their first egg.

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Top Articles Flock Parents Find Helpful

Before you start raising chickens, it’s natural to have a few questions. We are happy to be with you through each step. Below are links to a few of our most popular chick care articles. Click the links of interest and then come back here to keep reading. Once you’re ready, find your local Flock TalkTM event and your local Purina team will help you get started.

What to Feed Baby Chicks

Whether you are raising chicks, ducklings, goslings or other poultry, lifetime success starts the day your birds arrive. Choose one of these complete chick starter feeds for day 1 through week 18. Each of these feeds are formulated to provide all the nutrition your chicks need for a strong, healthy start and lifetime success.

For chicks not vaccinated for coccidiosis
For chicks not vaccinated for coccidiosis
For chicks not vaccinated for coccidiosis
For chicks vaccinated for coccidiosis
For chicks not vaccinated for coccidiosis
For meat birds and mixed flocks
For chicks not vaccinated for coccidiosis
For ducks
For chicks not vaccinated for coccidiosis
For game birds and turkeys

Review of Purina® Start & Grow® Medicated

The chicks loved it!

I started out my 4 day old chicks on Purina Start and Grow and have continued using it now into their third month of growth. I've noticed they are happy, healthy birds with what I feel will be a good weight heading into the winter months. I can't wait for them to get old enough to start laying!

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars

First Time Chicken Mom

September 2020

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Tips for raising backyard chickens, ducks and other poultry

As you grow in the backyard flock community, you’ll become familiar with the term “Chicken TV.” This is a fun phrase for watching the antics of a backyard flock. In the meantime, watch helpful chicken raising videos below – from what to feed roosters to tips on building a chicken coop.

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  1. “Maternal and child undernutrition: Consequences for adult health and human capital.” U.S. National Library of Medicine. 26 Jan. 2008. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2258311/ Accessed: 21 September 2017.
  2. Leeson, S. and J. D. Summers, 1987. Effect of immature body weight on laying performance. Poultry Sci. 66: 1924-1928. https://academic.oup.com/ps/article-abstract/66/12/1924/1471476/Effect-of-Immature-Body-Weight-on-Laying?redirectedFrom=fulltext. Accessed: 2 October 2017.