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What different brands of chicken feed is there?

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I was wondering what kind of chicken feed brands there are and where to get them. Thank you ahead of time. I am having trouble finding different brands. I even googled it, but really the only thing that pops up is Purina Layena. I need layer's feed. yippiechickie

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Purina is a pretty nice brand. Got with it if you can find it.

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Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs ~

 

 ~ Muscovys ~ Calls ~

 

~ Peafowl ~~ Lavender & Slate Turkeys ~

 

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post #3 of 10

There are many different brands, but you are generally only going to get whatever is stocked by the feed stores in your area.  Have you tried the local feed stores?

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Southern States has laying feed as well as chick starter. I'd have to rack my brain to think of some more, but will post them when I do.

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I was at TSC today and they stock Manna Pro along with Purina.  Anyone use Manna Pro and do you think it is better than Purina Layena? 

Oh, I also got some scratch.  I found the 50 pd bag of scratch is too big.  I don't feed that much, or try not to.  After all, it is just a treat.  So the bird food section had like 7 pds. for like 4 bucks of cracked corn mixed with sunflower seeds and milo.

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post #6 of 10

There are dozens, maybe hundreds, of different brands of poultry feed in the U.S.  But most are going to be local in nature, some will be regional, and only a handful are national brands.  As Mac said you're mostly going to be limited to what your local feed stores carry.  Let your fingers do some walking in your local phone book and you'll soon find out what's available.

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post #7 of 10

Ok here is a list BUT check your yellow pages for feed stores.  Also you can check dealer web pages to find a dealer near you.

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Southern States
Kent
Evergreen
Nutrena
Faithway
Burkmann
Agway

Most feed is sold at 16% and the better stuff at 20% protien.  If you are feeding only and chickens are not free ranging try to find a feed with meat product in it as they are omnivours.  Larger breeds do better on 20% protien also.

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Tamara   breeding Partridge Plymouth Rocks
owned by 2 English Shepherd farm dogs 2 cats and 1 loving husband

Chickens Blog http://bmvchickens.wordpress.com/

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post #8 of 10

I use Nutrena products.   Specifically, the chick starter/grower, and the grower/finisher, which I supplement with crushed oyster shell, free choice.  I don't use a layer feed, because I have too many different ages of chicken in my flock. 

For ducks, I use the "meat bird" feed when they're growing, and then they eat the grower/finisher with everybody else once they're out of the brooder and grow-out pen to join the flock.

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Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

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post #9 of 10

In my part of BC, there are quite a few brands.  It is really regional.

I buy Otter CoOp organic.

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I use the only one my local feedstore/hardware store has. . . Which honestly I can't even find online. It's a crap brand though. Nothing but corn, wheat, soy, fillers, and added necessary amino acids and calcium. Course, that's what most commercial layer feed is anyway. Hoping to grow and produce my own recipe this fall.

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