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Is this a normal occurrence in Layena feed?

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Just opened a new bag of crumbles from Tractor Supply. Found clumps of this fiber in it. Concerned about feeding it to my girls. Is this normal?
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I don't feed Layena (ick) but I can tell you that's not something that should ever be in feed. I'd recommend returning the bag and getting your money back. Consider also switching to a different brand of feed; Purina/Layena is really the lowest quality feed available. A decent alternative is Nutrena, though the best quality feeds are usually those which are milled by small and local companies as the quality control is often much higher.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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That's not normal in any feed; did you check the date on the bag?  I've seen very old feed at stores sometimes, and that's never good.  The previous poster is making some pretty strong negative statements about Layena;  where's the data to back up those claims?  Purina chicken feeds have been fine here for many years, and contacting them directly will be a good idea.  If the bag is old and was damp, is that mold?  Yucky!  Mary

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Originally Posted by Folly's place View Post

That's not normal in any feed; did you check the date on the bag?  I've seen very old feed at stores sometimes, and that's never good.  The previous poster is making some pretty strong negative statements about Layena;  where's the data to back up those claims?  Purina chicken feeds have been fine here for many years, and contacting them directly will be a good idea.  If the bag is old and was damp, is that mold?  Yucky!  Mary
I'm guessing this is the date? Not moldy or wet. Just big wads of what looks like dryer lint & hair. 😕Lots of them! Calling Purina & returning the bag to tractor.
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Ugh! To me, it looks like webbiness from bugs getting into it. Either way it's not fit for feeding IMO.

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