Any poultry feed that has no animal proteins in it?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jason_mazzy, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know what brands if any have no animal proteins? or an organic poultry feed?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Purina. All of their regular poultry feeds (Layena, Flock Raiser, Start & Grow) are certified free of animal proteins or fats.
     
  3. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so. the purina makes the tsc brand and both say ruminant meat free, but not meat free.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Like AT said the foods he listed are animal product free. Chickens are omnivores tho and benefit from animal protein.
     
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  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Quote:http://poultry.purinamills.com/OURPRODUCTS/Overview/default.aspx

    This is superior nutrition, made from only top quality, natural ingredients and free from all animal proteins and fats so you can raise your birds the right way-the SunFresh[​IMG] way!

    And says so on their bags and in the e-mail I received from them when I wrote asking what "certified natural" meant.
     
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  6. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    odd I swear the bags at TSC just say ruminant meat free. if they are 100% meat free I will have to switch over. I use a feeder and try as I might the goat always figures out how to get some no matter where I hide or hang it (even under tables and benches). She can not get it all, but if she is going to get some chicken grain I want to make it as safe as possible to try not and get bloat.
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Purina may mill Dumor feeds, but that does not make the Dumor the same as the Purina branded feeds. They can be and often are different from each other.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    A.T. Hagan :

    Purina may mill Dumor feeds, but that does not make the Dumor the same as the Purina branded feeds. They can be and often are different from each other.

    Very true. The feed I now use is made by Lake'o Lakes/Purina but has a different name and does contain animal protiens. A company feed rep told the coop person the Sun-fresh recipes are geared toward the backyarders who seem oppossed to letting chickens be the omnivores they are!​
     
  9. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Southern States feed has no animal protein. ("Vegetarian feed") I wasn't too happy about it though since chickens do great with animal protein, but it's the only feed I can get.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I feed Purina Sunfresh because I have a goose and since they don't eat protein from animals this is the best for my crew, the ducks and chickens find all the protein they need by free Ranging
     

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