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Animal Protien

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by Fentress, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is actually often more costly to make a vegetarian feed, as individual supplemental amino acids are quite expensive, and vegetable oils are more expensive than animal fats. Vegetarian poultry products are definitely not manufactured as a way to produce a product more cheaply. They do satisfy a consumer desire for products that are free of animal proteins and fats.
     
  2. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Animal protein sources are generally stabilized to enhance shelf-life, though long ago that was not necessarily the case. Molasses itself is quite stable. However, molasses does add moisture, and the types of feed to which it is added in significant amounts are generally textured feeds, meaning they contain grains, often cracked or rolled grains, which have a shorter shelf-life and will tend to mold in warm and humid environments, especially with the added moisture from molasses, unless a preservative such as propionic acid is used. Most poultry feeds use no or only small amounts of molasses, so it is not really an issue.
     
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  5. Fentress

    Fentress Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I have been having a hard time finding any feed at the stores near me that have a feed containing animal protein in it. Kind of a bummer since I am sure they do need it. I will see if I can get them to special order game bird feed since they do not even carry that.
    I have struggled for 4 years to find a feed that has any in it. I resorted to giving them Mackerel 2 times a month and unsalted table scraps that are meat only. Their overall health has improved from doing this. Mine used to pull feathers off each other and eat them. Kind of freaked me out the first time I saw it. They no longer do this so something must have improved.
     
  7. Ifish

    Ifish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is interesting. I have been under the impression that corn gluten is a cheap source of protein. Hence why it is being used so much in animal feeds. I had not known that Synthetic Amino Acids are being put into the feeds to complete the proteins. So we hear all the time that the body of the human or animal can't tell the difference between synthetic and natural because they metabolize the same.

    So other than Marketing Purposes, I see no upside to the vegetarian chicken feeds, and would love to see a By-Product meal in place of Synthetic Amino Acids. I would think that a balanced diet of long and short chain acids from natural sources would be cheaper and better for the chicken. This is just my opinion of course.
     
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  8. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm. It's not Purina's fault that you bought old feed from TSC [​IMG]

    Dr Roeder said "such as" propionic acid. There are lots of preservatives that could be used instead.
     
  10. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right, it is TSC's fault for selling it and my fault for not noticing (just trusting them). Can you name any preservatives in chicken feed? Not that I am against looking up each ingredient listed, but if you know, it would be helpful, faster.
     

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