Purina® Chick Strong™ Feed Strong Chicks Start Here

Welcome to the home of Purina® Chick Strong™ feed. Here you’ll find everything you need to start your chicks strong.

Purina® Chick Strong™ FeedStrong Chicks Start Here

Welcome to the home of Purina® Chick Strong™ feed. Here you’ll find everything you need to start your chicks strong.

Baby Chicks: Everything You Need to Start Them Strong

Congratulations! Whether you’re thinking about getting your first chicks or adding new ducks, geese, turkeys or other poultry to your flock, you’ve come to the right place. Scroll through this page to find: Where to buy chicks, helpful flock tips and information on what to feed your birds.

Download our guide to raising backyard chickens

This free week-by-week guide includes:

  • What to do before you start raising chickens
  • Steps for how to care for baby chicks
  • Chicken coop tips, backyard chicken breed information and much more!

Find a Flock Talk Event: How to Raise Chickens

Learn how to raise chickens by attending a Purina® Flock Talk workshop at your local Purina® retailer. At these events, we’ll host hands-on workshops, share useful chicken-raising tips and provide fun activities for the whole family. There will be both beginner and experienced tracks. Topics may include: raising chickens for eggs, chicken coop tips, what to feed chickens, chicken supplies and much more. Some stores will even have chickens for sale along with coupon books to help feed your new flock.

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When you sign-up for our email program you'll receive:
  • Helpful how-to information at important flock milestones
  • Insights from our team of flock nutritionists

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 includes Purina® Chick Strong™ feed. This means they 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 organic chicks
For chicks not vaccinated for coccidiosis
For meat birds and mixed flocks

Helpful Articles: How to Care for Baby Chicks

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 Talk event and your local Purina team will help you get started.

Video Library: How to Get Started with Chickens

As you join the backyard chicken community, you’ll soon learn the term “Chicken TV.” This is a fun phrase for watching the antics of a backyard flock. But before you get to that, watch a few of our helpful chicken raising videos below – from questions to ask before getting chickens to tips on building a chicken coop.

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