Went to the Amish farmer today where I buy organic feed (not certified) and I was determined to ask him if he ever considered making soy-free feed. Much to my surprise when I looked at the list of feeds on his board, I saw no soy layer & broiler feed listed!! The young man that was there said people have been asking for it for about a year and they just started making it. He showed me the list of ingredients, but I don't remember all of them. I know the broiler (grower) has fish meal & crab meal along with the peas corn & other things and the layer has just crab meal. Needless to say I was psyched and bought a bag of broiler for my 11 week olds. Then I got home and noticed the tag listed soy and it was ripped. Called the owners wife and she explained that they were ripping the tags to tell the bags apart, as they haven't gotten tags for the bags yet. Sure enough when I opened the bag It was cracked peas instead of soy! The feed is real nice & is bigger pieces than his regular feed. He is a Fertrell dealer & I can't wait to see how they do on it. The price for 19% broiler was $25 for 80 lbs. which translates to $15.62/50 lbs. For anyone who is in the Berks County or surrounding area this is Panorama Natural Feeds in Oley, PA. Will let you know how it goes.
No soy Feed FOUND in SE PA
Thank you so much for letting me know! Oley isn't terribly far from me...we get all our bulk & natural food over in Fleetwood (from a mennonite shop).
Echo Hill for bulk food? Panorama Natural Feeds, 85 Mud Run Rd., Oley, PA 19547 610-987-3898. They are very nice & will answer any questions you have on the phone. I am still excited about my find & no one here understands!! I hope my chickens do well on this feed, as I am tired of trying to find the perfect food. Hope this helps.
Thanks so much! Yes, Echo Hill. Some of their prices are out of this world, and some are just ok. But they have great quality things, and other bulk stores I've purchased from have given us moths. (Yuck!) Oh, and the best honey I've ever had! Lots of different kinds.
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I'm really excited to try this out. I probably won't be up there again for at least a month.
Thanks again, Cindy!
I know this thread is over 5 years old, but I just discovered it when I did a search.
My sister was looking for a supplier for no soy organic feed for her ducks (in NJ) and found Panorama Natural Feeds, which is only 6 miles from where I live in PA. I will be going over to pick up some feed for her next week, and thought that maybe I'd get some for my chickens as well.
Oh, and thanks for the mention of Echo Hill. What a fun place to shop! I love it when I hear the young women in there singing while they work.
Both Echo Hill and Panorama are Mennonite businesses. The Old-Order Mennonites live much as the Amish, using horse and buggies for transportation, but they dress is differently and they use some modern conveniences that the Amish do not. We don't have Amish in this area. (I actually attend a Mennonite church that is on the other end of the spectrum. If you visited our church, you'd never guess that it was Mennonite.)