A good egg layers feed that's better than my current feed.

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by CountryBoy47, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. CountryBoy47

    CountryBoy47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all I have 9 chickens, 3 buffs 3 barred rocks 3 marans I'm currently feeding a local feed that I will post, can you all share with me some feeds that are better or should I stick with what I have. Is this food good quality in comparison to the current name brands.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are your birds happy, healthy, producing well, etc?
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with Ol Grey Mare...if you have a happy and healthy flock I'd stick with it. I think most commercial feed is all pretty close in quality or they'd lose their market share and go under. Just my two cents worth.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Asking this question in the "Purina sponsored" section is quite unlikely not to yield a response recommending a Purina feed when the "experts" chime in, just saying.........
     
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  5. CountryBoy47

    CountryBoy47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They seem happy they just started laying on this past Thursday but only two birds the buff and maran are laying. I just want provide the best food for good eggs . I'm also giving week old barely fooder.
     
  6. CountryBoy47

    CountryBoy47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't free range due to my neighbors 4ft fence and bird Dog
     
  7. DrPatrickBiggs

    DrPatrickBiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question! There are many chicken feeds available today. We recommend choosing a complete layer feed that matches your goals. For organic eggs, choose a complete organic layer feed. For strong shells, look for a feed that includes Oyster Strong(TM) System; and for eggs rich in omega-3, choose a layer feed with added omega-3.
    A complete feed is important because hens require 38 different nutrients - each one plays a unique role in hen health and egg quality. Look for a complete feed that includes the essential nutrients that hens need, including: 16% protein, 3.25% calcium, prebiotics, probiotics, slow-release calcium, vitamins and amino acids.
    Learn more about choosing a complete layer feed here: https://www.purinamills.com/find-an...poultry/how-to-switch-to-a-chicken-layer-feed.
     
  8. CountryBoy47

    CountryBoy47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why does it have to be 16% protien why not higher?
     
  9. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a very good feed as long as it's fresh. It has meat and bone meal, probiotics and prebiotics. Has an excellent protein level if you like to feed them lots of treats, if they free range or they are molting. GC
     
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  10. junebuggena

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    If you have access to 20% protein content layer feed, stick with it. What you are getting is superior to anything that Purina and most other companies make.
     
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