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Buying Purina Layena Online? UPDATE: King Brand vs. Purina?

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I'm hearing here that a lot of folks like Purina Layena.  All my feed stores carry is a local brand, which I hear isn't the best.  Has anyone found a good place to buy Purina Layena online?  I only ave 4 chickens, so I don't need huge qantities, but also don't want to get killed with shipping costs.


Edited by blbgp - 9/30/09 at 9:40am
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Where are you located?  Is there a Tractor Supply anywhere near you?  They are just about to switch from Dumoor branded feed to Purina.  If you've got a TSC near you, that may solve your problem.

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The reason I wouldn't buy online, is because then you can't see if it is fresh (smell it). I would be afraid they would send out old stuff. But, maybe I am just a bit peculiar in that respect. I only buy enough feed for one week at a time, so that it is always fresh. If it is not fresh, it has lost nutrients. I had a chicken with a nutritional deficiency problem, so now I am kinda picky about that.

I do agree that Purina is a very good brand. Another good one is Blue Seal. Maybe you have that in your area? (Or Kent Feed, same company as Blue Seal)

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Unless you were going to buy online from a reputable business.  Since TSC is online and will soon (Oct 5?) be selling Purina, you could try them.

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You may want to ask your feed store if they can order Purina products for you.

Also compare the ingredients and % in the Purina and what your local store carries. I have found some Farmers Co-op feed to be better quality than *brand names*.

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Originally Posted by SimplyForties 

Where are you located?  Is there a Tractor Supply anywhere near you?  They are just about to switch from Dumoor branded feed to Purina.  If you've got a TSC near you, that may solve your problem.


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Originally Posted by newchicksnducks 

Unless you were going to buy online from a reputable business.  Since TSC is online and will soon (Oct 5?) be selling Purina, you could try them.


Thanks for that info. I currently drive an hour away to a feed store to buy Layena. There is a TSC 15 minutes from here, so this is great news to me!

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King Brand is the only other option I have here.  One place tells me it's not so good (they carry Purina, but are not at all convenient to get to).  How can I tell if King Brand is the same quality as the Purina?  Here's their site: http://www.king-brand.com/cat_prod_list.php

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For those that know more than me, here's a list of ingredients for King Brand:

http://www.king-brand.com/articles1.php?id=20

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Does Purina Layena have antibiotics in it? I do not want stuff like that in my chicken feed.  duc

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