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Layena, To use or not to use?

post #1 of 27
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i have read on someone's page that they were against Layena feed but it didn't say why. I use this feed and don't want to continue if its not good feed. hu  Anybody else heard of this? Any problems?

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Living on my little 2 acre spread with 15 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a miniature horse.
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan.
If I mis-spell something, just act like I didn't.

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post #2 of 27

purina layena is very good feed
maybe it is the soy that is the protein they don't like in some kinds of purina
I feed tons of it and never had any problems

choose for your self and how your chickens will react to it

I personally never felt nutrena was so good as it had something that Purina had in it and made runny manure from it
so always fed purina

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post #3 of 27
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anybody else, anybody else? barnie

Living on my little 2 acre spread with 15 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a miniature horse.
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan.
If I mis-spell something, just act like I didn't.

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Living on my little 2 acre spread with 15 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a miniature horse.
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan.
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post #4 of 27

Purina makes a perfectly good feed. My layers respond better to protein levels around 20% so on the rare occasion I use commercial feed it's always Purina Flockraiser. I offer oyster shell free choice so calcium isn't an issue. Were I using Layena, my only scratch grain would be BOSS. This would raise the protein to a higher level & the girls just love them.

post #5 of 27

I feed Purina Gamebird Layena to all of my Silkies full time. The Gamebird formula helps keep their feathers in utmost condition. Wouldn't use anything else!

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post #6 of 27

I used the Layena for a while, and had no problems, and it was packed full of good stuff. My hens just seem to prefer pellets and higher protein content, that's about the only reason I don't feed them Layena anymore.

post #7 of 27

Mine seem to love layena. They didn't like the pellets at all.

Never enumerate your barnyard fowl before the incubation period
1 awesome DH & 1 DM w/ Alzheimer's --1 GLW Rooster, 1 Golden Comet hen, 2 RIR hens, 1 Buff O, 1 BR. 2 Chicken-lovin' dogs.  And 4 new designer chickens from the mix. All on 1/bajillionth of an acre in the city.
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Never enumerate your barnyard fowl before the incubation period
1 awesome DH & 1 DM w/ Alzheimer's --1 GLW Rooster, 1 Golden Comet hen, 2 RIR hens, 1 Buff O, 1 BR. 2 Chicken-lovin' dogs.  And 4 new designer chickens from the mix. All on 1/bajillionth of an acre in the city.
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post #8 of 27
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My dad had used pellets before and his din't like them, but mine seem to like both crumbles and pellets.

Living on my little 2 acre spread with 15 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a miniature horse.
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan.
If I mis-spell something, just act like I didn't.

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Living on my little 2 acre spread with 15 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a miniature horse.
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan.
If I mis-spell something, just act like I didn't.

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post #9 of 27

I started my girls on Layena, crumbles but they prefer the pellets. In the winter I do feed 2 cups of higher protien food in hot water for energy. But they have Layena all the time, it seems to be working  and why mess with goodness!

Like another said, choose your own foods, yes, listen to others, but we can judge our birds for ourselves.

As for soy, I know a friend that cannot eat a certain brand of chicken because of the feed that is consumed has wheat in it and has celiac disease (spelling) .

Edited for comment- Its really neat to read who's birds like crumbles or pellets. Does anyone feed mash?


Edited by spook - 5/12/09 at 5:39pm
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post #10 of 27

We feed our girls Layena as well, they have been on crumbles but our store was out yesterday when I went to stock up, so now they are eating pellets. I don't know if they like one or the other better, but tough love, "this is what you get so don't throw a fit".

Kycklingmamma

Wife to the most amazing man in Texas. Mamma to 2 wonderful kids, 4 dogs, 1 cat, and of course the Pecker Palace; full of Welsummers, Cucko Marans, Barnevelders, White Leghorns, Golden Campines, Ameraucanas, and then the Quack Shack, with several Runners, Blue Swedes and a 4 li'l home hatched mutt ducklings.....with several more to come :)
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Wife to the most amazing man in Texas. Mamma to 2 wonderful kids, 4 dogs, 1 cat, and of course the Pecker Palace; full of Welsummers, Cucko Marans, Barnevelders, White Leghorns, Golden Campines, Ameraucanas, and then the Quack Shack, with several Runners, Blue Swedes and a 4 li'l home hatched mutt ducklings.....with several more to come :)
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