Poultry Chick Starter


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Get your flock off to the best possible start with this quality no hassle, easy-to-eat crumble.

This premium feed crumble is made to a specific formulation of protein, carbohydrate and fat with added vitamins and minerals so your layer chicks aged between 0-8 weeks can have everything they need to stay happy and healthy.

  • An easy to feed, no-fuss crumble.
  • High in protein for maximum growth
  • Formulated for young layer chicks.
  • Perfect pecking nutrition

Feeding guide:  Feed should always be fresh and available.  Intake will be small at first but as they grow their daily feed intake will increase.  Always ensure birds have access to clean, fresh water.

NOTICE: Do not feed to sheep, cattle, deer, goats, buffaloes or other ruminant animals. This product contains or may contain ruminant protein. Do not allow dogs, horses or other equids or camelids access to feeds containing monensin as fatal toxicosis may result.

Ingredients selected from: wheat, soya bean meal, wheatfeed, vegetable oil, limestone, mono-calcium phosphate, salt, amino acids, Rumensin MillMix 20%, trace minerals and vitamins, essential oils.

CONTAINS the coccidiostat Rumensin® 20% Millmix which is registered pursuant to the ACVM Act, 1997. ACVM Number A009107. See www.foodsafety.govt.nz for registration conditions.


Meat Chickens: Meat: Nil

Replacement Pullets: Meat: Nil

Eggs: 10 days



INDICATIONS: Contains 100mg/kg Monensin Sodium as 500mg/kg Rumensin® 20% Millmix as an aid in the control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria acervulina, E. brunetti, E. maxima, E. mivati, E. necatrix and E. tenella.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: By law the user must take due care, obtaining expert advice if necessary, to avoid unnecessary pain and distress when using the product other than as directed on the label. This product must not be used for growth promotion in ruminants intended for human consumption.

CAUTION: Do not allow dogs, horses or other equids or camelids access to feeds containing monensin as fatal toxicosis may result.


  1. Poultry consuming Rumensin® 20% Millmix should not be treated with products containing tiamulin or oleandomycin. Severe growth depression may occur.
  2. Dispose of unused product and packaging with care.

WITHHOLDING PERIOD It is an offence for users of this product to cause residues exceeding the relevant MRL in the Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds.


Analysis - (approximate on an ‘as fed’ basis): Crude Protein 19%, available lysine 9.5g/kg. Protein 20% max, fibre 5% max, fat 3% max, calcium 10g/kg.

Available in: 5kg & 2kg 


How many chickens should I get?

How many is too many? This somewhat depends on their roaming space, whether your coop can comfortably cater to them, and whether you can afford to look after them correctly. However before you start planning for a new (or bigger) flock it’s important to check the regulations with your local council. There are different rules for how many you are allowed (and other key details) depending on where you live.

What are the most important things to have in a chicken coop?

Your chooks will need dark nesting boxes, some solid perches for roosting and obviously somewhere to shelter from the elements. Chickens like to sleep close together so you don’t need to go over the top – something like 20cms of perch space will be enough. Nest boxes should be approximately 30 square cm.

How much should I feed each chicken?

For the average brown shaver (around 2kg) feed 120-130g of food each day. Extras, such as scraps or mealworms should be no more than 5-10g per day. For smaller heritage species, it's best to talk to a breeder.

Does any of your chicken feed contain extra hormones?

No it does not.

What kind of treats do chickens like?

They go crazy for mealworms! Scatter a few on the ground to encourage natural foraging behaviour. The high protein content also helps to boost egg productivity.

How often should I feed chickens treats?

Treats should make up, at most, 5-10% of their daily diet.

How long does chicken feed last when stored?

If stored correctly in a dry environment our feed should last approximately 4-5 months. Always check your feed for mould or bugs before feeding however.

Where do Topflite’s chicken feed ingredients come from?

Most of our ingredients are grown at our South Island farms, a lot of it harvested from the rich and fertile soils of our hometown, Ōamaru.

Does Topflite chicken feed contain ruminant protein?

The only product that contains ruminant protein is our Classic Layer Pellets. The protein content of our other feeds is vegetable based.


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