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i was wondering what are some of the best brands of chicken feeds?  our feed store sells a good variety including purina, layena, blue seal, poulin grain, and some other brands.  are their any brands to avoid and any brands i should stick to?

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I like;
Kent Feed
Blue Seal Feed
Evergreen Feed
above 3 are sister companies
Buckeye Feed 


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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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George Washington

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Originally Posted by Chris09 

I like;
Kent Feed
Blue Seal Feed
Evergreen Feed
above 3 are sister companies
Buckeye Feed 


Chris


We use only Kent too!!
I stay far far away from anything called Purina wink


Edited by Schultz - 8/25/10 at 3:30pm
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post #4 of 338

blueseal all the way . layena purina mills no way.

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Blue Seal, Purina and Nutrena are the big names in my area. I don't know if any one is better. Myself, I buy from a local feed mill that mixes their own. The cost is about half. They have been there forever and I hope they stay. I think you pay for the name and the pretty colored paper bag with the big dogs.   Will

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post #6 of 338
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Originally Posted by Chris09 

I like;
Kent Feed
Blue Seal Feed
Evergreen Feed
above 3 are sister companies
Buckeye Feed 


Chris


We use only Kent too!!
I stay far far away from anything called Purina wink


I never did like Purina.
I like Kent a lot. I been using there High Flyer


Chris

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #7 of 338

I just switched to Kent when I found out that I could get it at Meyers, They order the kind I want, I pick-up twice a week. I switched from Purina.

 

 

  

 

 

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post #8 of 338
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blueseal all the way . layena purina mills no way.


i buy blueseal brand its only 10.75 for a 50lb bag of layer mash in my area. i tryed layena mash  from purina mills my birds didnt like it and it was 15.00 a bag.

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I agree with all  who dislike purina.  I quit feeding  Purina  after my quail  developed  Vitamins B  defficiency (Purina  is "proud"  not to use  any animal products  in their overrated and overpriced  feed).

Plant matter  is  not  a complete source of  group B  vitamins  necessary  for  well being of  most  animals and humans.

Chickens are not vegetarians,  they are omnivores.

Also  soy  beans,  major  ingredient Purina uses is JUNK.

Good  Lord  made birds  of meat   for us  to eat.
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post #10 of 338

Local to our area, but I like Aslin Finch

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