BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Feeding & Watering Your Flock › Organic Pride Layer Crumble
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Organic Pride Layer Crumble

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

i switched to this Organic Pride Layer 16% Crumble (made by Country Acres Feed Company in Brentwood MO) a couple weeks ago, and my girls are loving it!

i had previously been feeding the Purina Layena, as that is what our local feed store carried.  But i noticed there was a lot of waste.  They were constantly billing it out of the feeders and just weren't eating a lot of it.

But when our local store ran out of lay feed a couple weeks ago, i had to drive to the next closest feed store, and they had this organic feed.  So glad i gave it a try, because i am noticing they are not kicking it out of the feeder, they're eating it, in fact, really chowing down. 

Anyhow, just thought i would mention it, in case anyone else has the opportunity to try it.

Colleen
EE, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Porcelain D'Uccle, Bantam Salmon Faverolle, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians, Ducks.

Reply

Colleen
EE, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Porcelain D'Uccle, Bantam Salmon Faverolle, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians, Ducks.

Reply
post #2 of 10

Is it expensive?  I googled and it looks like it is made by Land O Lakes (owned by Purina).  I don't know if I will be able to find it here.  There is just Tractor Supply and that's about it.

post #3 of 10

We're not ready for layer crumble yet, as the girls are too young, but I'm grateful to know yours like this, as we need to find something eventually.

One question: when we switched to a good organic dog food, we had less waste as well, though a different kind- same when we switched our cats. Are you noticing any difference in the amount of poo?

I read some lengthy debates on here about organic feed vs. local and all that, but I'd like to know about direct experience with poo production with various organic feeds.

Thanks!

               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

 (`-.     _.-⎠̸ 

*` (_.}  ,' Orp~Ameraucana~Azul d'Oro~d'Uccle~Konza~Aubergine~Banty Cochin~Marans~Rock~Copetóna~

     _ . /       

      _/  \ _ O

Reply

               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

 (`-.     _.-⎠̸ 

*` (_.}  ,' Orp~Ameraucana~Azul d'Oro~d'Uccle~Konza~Aubergine~Banty Cochin~Marans~Rock~Copetóna~

     _ . /       

      _/  \ _ O

Reply
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

BJ - Yes, it was more pricey.  i paid $22.99 for a 50# bag.  But it does seem worth it if they are eating it all and not wasting it.

rscrvc - Hmmmmmm, hadn't considered that.  Maybe, as i think about it, there is less poo.  i'm not needing to turn the dirt in the run as often.

Colleen
EE, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Porcelain D'Uccle, Bantam Salmon Faverolle, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians, Ducks.

Reply

Colleen
EE, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Porcelain D'Uccle, Bantam Salmon Faverolle, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians, Ducks.

Reply
post #5 of 10

Did you get it from Western? I know they carry it there but I thought it cost more than that. But I've only been to the downtown one, maybe you went to the one in Carmichael?

My girls arent old enough for layer yet but I'm really glad you posted this. I did a search before and couldn't come up with much about organic pride.

Can you list what the first five ingredients are?

*~*Elise*~*  Mom to two aussies, and a mix of chickens, mainly bantam amercuana and bantam Bl&Blu orps.
Reply
*~*Elise*~*  Mom to two aussies, and a mix of chickens, mainly bantam amercuana and bantam Bl&Blu orps.
Reply
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

No, Western had been out of lay feed altogether, which forced me to check out River Valley Feed & Pet Supply in Rio Linda.  It's really not that much further of a drive from where we live.  Glad i went, because i like their store.  They seem better stocked than Western.  If Western did or does carry the Organic Pride, they were keeping it a secret from me.  smile

Okay, first few ingredients on the list, in order, are Organic Corn, Organic Soybean Meal, Organic Flaxseed, Organic Barley, Organic Peas . . .

Colleen
EE, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Porcelain D'Uccle, Bantam Salmon Faverolle, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians, Ducks.

Reply

Colleen
EE, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Porcelain D'Uccle, Bantam Salmon Faverolle, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians, Ducks.

Reply
post #7 of 10

Thanks, Airheart. Your comments make me want to try the organic pride.

I think its a no-win situation with the stores being in stock. I tried to get purina chick start from river valley before and they were cleared out (it was a busy sunday though). idunno

I've only been to the western supply downtown...maybe the fair oaks store doesn't carry organic pride.

*~*Elise*~*  Mom to two aussies, and a mix of chickens, mainly bantam amercuana and bantam Bl&Blu orps.
Reply
*~*Elise*~*  Mom to two aussies, and a mix of chickens, mainly bantam amercuana and bantam Bl&Blu orps.
Reply
post #8 of 10

Airheart, thanks fo the info on the Organic Pride Layer feed. I'm still feeding starter but it gives me an idea of what to look for.  Especially if it helps reduce "output";  I know when I used to feed my Great Danes organic feed there was a huge difference in the amount of poo.  I'm a bit east of you, just off of 50 outside of Placerville, so there are a few feed stores I can check out.

Thx again!

Who knew chickens and ducks could be so much fun?

The critters....  3 horses, 2 llamas, 2 goats, 2 emus, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 1 turtle, 13 chickens, 3 ducks and 18 turkeys.
~Eve
Reply
Who knew chickens and ducks could be so much fun?

The critters....  3 horses, 2 llamas, 2 goats, 2 emus, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 1 turtle, 13 chickens, 3 ducks and 18 turkeys.
~Eve
Reply
post #9 of 10

can anyone explain to me why the organic feed says 16%? Is it all certified organicor just 16%?

 

Thanks.

post #10 of 10

I had a similar experience--Been feeding my ladies Lakeland product especially crumble and scratch, but egg production fell to zero this winter. I began researching GMOs in poultry feed and was shocked to find it in everything almost exclusively.  I switched to Organic Pride crumble and cracked corn.  Wow, the girls just love it.  They are eating more in general and egg production has more than returned. In fact, egg production has never been higher; we are getting five and six eggs per hen per week. Before our best production was 3 to 4 per hen per week. At this time eggs also appear to be larger.

 

Yesterday I watched the movie Genetic Roulette and learned so much about the effects of GMO corn, soy, alfalfa etc. on livestock. I knew it was not good but now I know just how awful it really is. I will never subject my girls to that death sentence again. I guess we all have to be activist and demand GMO labeling on all feeds, and I want to know which meats in the grocery have been fed GMOs.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Feeding & Watering Your Flock
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Feeding & Watering Your Flock › Organic Pride Layer Crumble