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@Percheron chick I agree with you 100%.  I want to buy locally and support local farmers.  I'm a high school history teacher, and love to talk about the creation of Coops.  

 

I'll check out my local coop and see if I can buy a feed that has animal protein in it instead of soy protein.

Sincerely,

Dave

 

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Sincerely,

Dave

 

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2 Golden Comet

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post #22 of 25
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Purina has had some significant dog food recalls in the past.

 

I quit using Purina chicken feed last summer when they had an outbreak of grain mites and I found a better feed that I've stuck with since.

 

The Purina dog food recall had nothing to do with Purina livestock/ chicken feed since they are two completely different companies,

 

Purina Pet Food company is owned by Nestle

 

Purina Mills is owned by Land-O-Lake

If you had used nested quotes, you wouldn't have taken my comment out of context.

I was answering, with my opinion, as to why folks might not like Purina....and added my experience with their chicken feed.

Had nothing to do with who owns the company, just commenting on the name brand.

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Just curious.....     What is it that is awful  about Purina??? 

I've seen numerous people comment regarding the fact the protein in Purina is soy based and not animal product based.

 

I'm new to this, and that is why I'm asking.  I want to give my girls the best product possible. 

Purina has had some significant dog food recalls in the past.

 

I quit using Purina chicken feed last summer when they had an outbreak of grain mites and I found a better feed that I've stuck with since.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #23 of 25
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We feed our girls all kinds of good vegetable scraps.

 

My questions was what brand of feed do you all use?

 

I've seen that lay crumbles are the best, but I wonder what brand to use.

 

I use Mazuri feed that is a high end zoo feed that is put out by Land-O-Lakes /Purina Mills. It contains a good amount of animal proteins and posts all the ingredients of there feed online.

 

If for some reason I cant get the Mazuri feed I get Purina Wildlife Game Bird Feed which is about the same as the Mazuri Game Bird feed.

 

I also use a Aquatic Carni-Blend and a good pigeon grain mix in my feed.

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #24 of 25

@Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

 

Where can I get this?  I've seent Blue Seal and Kent recommended before.  I know my Tractor Supply does not offer it.

Sincerely,

Dave

 

2 Ameraucana

2 Australorps

2 Barred Rock
2 Buff Orpington
2 Golden Comet

2 Golden Laced Wyandotte

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Sincerely,

Dave

 

2 Ameraucana

2 Australorps

2 Barred Rock
2 Buff Orpington
2 Golden Comet

2 Golden Laced Wyandotte

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post #25 of 25
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We feed our girls all kinds of good vegetable scraps.

 

My questions was what brand of feed do you all use?

 

I've seen that lay crumbles are the best, but I wonder what brand to use.

the brands i use = layer: purina or nutrena, feather fixer: nutrena, scratch: our feed store brand+bombgaars, in not sure what the oyster shell brand is and the treats we get for them are nutrena.

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Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

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Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

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