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is Dumor (dumour) a good feed brand?

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Quality, etc.

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i strarted out feeding that to my chicks, then switched to the southern states brand of starter feed. i read the labels and they seem the same and no complaints from the chicks!!

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Tractor Supply carries the Dumor brand here. I do not use it. The man I bought my first chickens from advised me not to use it for this reason: it makes chicken poop smell REALLY BAD!! My daughter bought a bag of it and I threw it away. I could tell a real difference in the smell in the coop. I won't use it again. That's my opinion...

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i use durmor...its what they have all been raised on since birth...never had any complaints from them!!! as for making pooop smell more...i havent noticed it.wink

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now that you mentioned it, since I switched to the feed store it doesnt smell as bad.  The only trouble I had with Dumor is that I got it from TSC and several times I went in and they had none....none at all.  So I switched to getting at the feed store and is actually a few $ cheaper.

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Ive used Dumor. Aside from its cheesy, nostalgic name it is fine. Smelly poop? Not so I noticed. It is proprietary to TSC, I think, but I dont know that for certain. It isnt the cheapest, either.
Regardless, it is chicken feed and does what such things are supposed to do.

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I'm using Dumour, and I haven't heard any complaints from my lovely little chicks, and I haven't really noticed any smell...but we're switching over from Dumour once our 25 lb. bag is empty. It's just to expensive for us, and we have to drive ALL the way to Tractor supply, and gas prices aren't the cheapes either. tongue

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it makes chicken poop smell REALLY BAD!!


TRUE!  once I switched to Purina the smell isn't nearly as bad.

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Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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post #9 of 99

Dumor is contract manufactured by som eof the large commercial feed companies to be a cheaper feed that appeals to the "Farm Store Crowd".  It is formulated based on a set of dietary specifications and the business ususally goes to the company with the cheapest price.  Unlike full line feed companies or feed mills, TSC and the other farm store companies don't have the ability to quickly change ingredients to meet current market demands, must depend on transportation to get product from the Toll MIller to the various stores, and they don't have their own nutritionists to develop better products.

I've fed these products in the past when I was in a pinch, but you'd be better served by working with a Feed Company or your Local Mill for fresher products.

Jim

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I just had to buy a bag since the feed store I usually buy my Blue Seal from was out so I thought to try TSC. My chicks hate the Dumor and won't eat it well.
I have mixed it with their last bit of Blue Seal feed and noticed they left it so I mixed it with their favorite yogurt or other goodies but they still barely eat it. I have tried every thing we have here and then some to get them to eat it but they absolutely hate it. sickbyc
And yes, their poop is much nastier with Dumor than with the Blue Seal. Cleaning off the roosts last weekend made me gag and I haven't had that problem before.hu
I am now to the point I am giving them the layer pellets from Blue seal since I would prefer them to eat that for a day than not eat at all. Today the Blue Seal truck comes in! clap

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