You've probably had a dozen of this same response, but I'm gonna say it anyway! I started with Dumor. All my birds were on TSC chicken feeds. I had no problem with birds eating it. I had no problem with growth. However, my TSC seemed to have a real problem keeping it in stock. So, I had to find an alternative.
I went to mixing feeds and I tried Layena. Again, no problem with eating or growing.
I have gone to a local mill's feed rations and now I see the difference. First of all the ingredients are very simple, no "by-product" anything. Secondly, they grow even better on it. I see less waste then with any other of the feeds I tried. And the poop doesn't smell as badly. I know, I know, Everyone says that and I never believed it before, but it is true. My coops are no more or less messy than before, but the smell is not as strong.
I pay about $12 a 50# bag which is fairly comparable to anyone else's feed and I am much happier with the results.
Are you still in SE PA? If so what mill are you using? Are you using pellets, crumbles or mash? Thanks.
Cindy, Yeah I'm up outside of Reading. I use Brown's mill in Fleetwood. Altough I know they have other mills in the area. I use a pelletted feed they call "Egg Charger" for my hens. They also have a chick crumble and grower. Plus they mill a nice series of turkey feed too.
Yes, I like Brown's feed as it has animal protein in it. I was using it last year for awhile. Right now I go down to a farm in Oley and get layer mash with Fertrell minerals. The regular layer is $17/80 lbs. It works out to $10.66/50. I have never had a problem with mash, so right now that's what I'm feeding.