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Start & Grow SunFresh Recipe

Start & Grow SunFresh Recipe Start & Grow SunFresh Recipe is an 18%-protein ration perfect for raising laying chicks from hatch to laying age (18-20 weeks).

This SunFresh Recipe diet takes “natural” to a whole new level by using only the freshest, highest quality sun-grown grains and plant proteins to give birds the wholesome, healthy goodness and fresh taste they deserve.

Start & Grow SunFresh Recipe is made from natural plant-based ingredients FREE of all animal proteins and fats, it contains all the quality nutrients necessary to produce strong, healthy, beautifully colored birds.

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 SunFresh® Recipe  Natural Plant Proteins
FREE of all animal proteins and fats for healthy, happy birds.
 Superior Nutrition  Strong Start, Uniform Growth and Great Appearance
Consistent superior nutrition for optimal growth and great-looking birds.
 Essential Amino Acids  Delivers Top Muscle Development, Growth and Vigor
Enhanced with lysine and methionine to give birds the healthy
nutrients they need to grow strong and active.
 Proprietary Level of Vitamin E  Supports a Healthy Immune System
A strong level of Vitamin E helps birds ward off disease.
 Exclusive Level of Marigold Extract  For Brightly-colored Beaks, Shanks and Overall Appearance
A high level of xanthophyll, a natural coloring agent derived from
marigolds, ensures bright coloring for a beautiful flock.
 Key Level of Vitamin A  Strong Reproduction and Overall Health
Strong Vitamin A fortification helps birds grow into healthy breeders.
 Complete and Balanced  Wholesome Nutrition with No Supplements Necessary
Top nutrition requires no supplementation – all necessary nutrients are present.
 Certified Natural  Assurance of Quality – It’s Nutrition You Can Trust
Our guarantee that this is the very best feed providing safe,
natural nutrition for poultry.


Store in a dry, well-ventilated area free from rodents and insects. Never use moldy or insect-infested feed.


ANIMAL PROTEIN–AND FAT-FREE. Contact your local manufacturing plant for a current feed tag.

Quality Controlled by Purina Mills® Research

Guaranteed Analysis


 Guaranteed Analysis 
 Protein, not less than  18.0%
 Lysine, not less than  0.88%
 Methionine, not less than  0.32%
 Crude Fat, not less than  3.0%
 Crude Fiber, not more than  5.0%
 Calcium, not less than  0.75%
 Calcium, not more than  1.25%
 Phosphorus  0.6%
 Salt, not less than  0.35%
 Salt, not more than  0.85%
 Vitamin A  5,000 IU/lb
 Vitamin E  14 IU/lb


Feed Form: Crumbles

How and When to Feed:

  1. Feed Purina Mills® Start & Grow® SunFresh® Recipe 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).
  2. At 18-20 weeks of age, feed Purina Mills® Layena® SunFresh® Recipe free-choice.
  3. Always provide shelter and a constant supply of fresh, clean water.
  4. Consumption will vary depending upon season of the year, nutritional needs of the animals and availability of other foods.

A feeding program is only as effective as the management practices. Actual results can vary depending upon feed intake, environmental conditions and the quality of management practices.

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