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post #31 of 36

I currently live in Mesa, AZ. It is easy to get Nutrena at any feed store here.I use it faithfully and it is super cheap. My only suggestion is that you do not let it get damp at all in the bag. It will mold quickly and kill your chicks before you have a chance to counter it. I guess that would be for any feed though. I also like to put a little Poly.Vi.Sol in their water once in a blue moon to give them a boost.

post #32 of 36

Im with you guys, its around 20$ for a bag of feed here in Metro Denver, it used to be about 3 dollars cheaper.

 

Anyways, from what I have seen, there is very little difference between purina and nutrena nutritinally speaking, you can go on their websites and it will give you the breakdown of nutrients and percentages of each one. I have never used purina and I have never had a problem. I dont honestly think that the more expnsive brand is always "better" for most things, and chicken feed is no different.

Politicans do all the talking, soldiers pay the dues. ~Merle Haggard

 

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is...supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. ~Aldo Leopold

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Politicans do all the talking, soldiers pay the dues. ~Merle Haggard

 

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is...supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. ~Aldo Leopold

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post #33 of 36

I have fed Purina flock raiser to all the chickens for over 3 years, over the last 3-4 weeks I have changed them over to Nutrena flock raiser. Within a week of starting the Nutrena I started getting less and less eggs. At first I thought it might be changing from crumbles to pellets, but they are eating the pellets with out any problems. I'm now down to less than half the eggs I was getting + I'm feeding twice as much oyster shell and over the last few days I've started getting shell-less eggs. I'm going back to Purina. Saving $2.00 on a bag of feed isn't worth the huge reduction in eggs and doubling the cost of oyster shell.

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Mom to 2 very spoiled dogs, 9 very pretty pasture ornaments (Arabian horses), & more and more chickens.
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Trust slowly, Love without regret, Laugh with total abandon.
Mom to 2 very spoiled dogs, 9 very pretty pasture ornaments (Arabian horses), & more and more chickens.
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post #34 of 36

Would my roos be ok on the layer crumbles?

I got my chicks Easter of 2011. I have 5 Silkies 3 white hens, 1 brown, and A white cockerel named Pippen, And A Rhode Island Roo named Funkey.

 

I love chickens and all the little things about them that make me laugh  
 

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I got my chicks Easter of 2011. I have 5 Silkies 3 white hens, 1 brown, and A white cockerel named Pippen, And A Rhode Island Roo named Funkey.

 

I love chickens and all the little things about them that make me laugh  
 

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post #35 of 36
What is your location and the name of your local feed store?
post #36 of 36

Just want to say thank you for feeding help. We moved so will need to change our feed from a corn 1st ingredient to something else and do not know what to buy as they are used to the yellow mash. Where we lived before there were plenty of deer to give the food to if they didn't like it, but here at a lower altitude the deer are scarce and it is hard to pay for chicken food and they not eat it.

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