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Anyone familiar with Big V Feed brand?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by egghound, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. egghound

    egghound Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Dallas area. I found a feed at my local feed store made by Big V Feed company called 20% HI-PRO EGG PELLETS. Is anyone familiar with this brand? it says it has animal protein products in it. below is the analysis and list of ingredients:

    BIG V
    20% HI-PRO EGG PELLETS
    A supplement to scratch grain, or complete feed for laying chickens after 18
    weeks and throughout egg production cycle.
    GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
    Crude Protein, min....................................20.00%
    Lysine, min.................................................1.05%
    Methionine, min..........................................0.44%
    Crude Fat, min...........................................2.50%
    Crude Fiber, max.......................................5.50%
    Calcium (Ca), min......................................3.75%
    Calcium (Ca), max.....................................4.75%
    Phosphorus (P), min...................................0.75%
    Salt (NaCl), min..........................................0.15%
    Salt (NaCl), max.........................................0.65%

    INGREDIENTS:
    Ground Yellow Corn Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Shorts, Calcium
    Carbonate, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Animal Protein Products,
    Dicalcium/Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, DLMethionine, Dried Citric Acid
    Presscake, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese
    Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E
    Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium
    Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Menadione
    Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin D3
    Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride,
    Dried Lactobacillus Products, Dried Enterococcus Products, Dried Bacillus
    Subillis Products, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Product, Dried Brewers Yeast,
    Hydrolyzed Yeast, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate and
    Thiamine Mononitrate.


    FEEDING DIRECTIONS:
    Feed free-choice as the sole ration to free-range and confined laying
    chickens after 18 weeks of age and throughout the laying cycle. For off
    season: Keep in feeder for free choice feeding. Feed BIG V Scratch Grains
    separately in the afternoon. Keep plenty of clean, fresh water available at all
    times and feed oyster shell and grit free choice for better egg production. A
    feeding program is only as effective as the management practices. Results
    may vary depending upon feed intake, environmental conditions and the
    quality of management practices.
    Ruminant Meat and Bone Meal Free

    Benefits:
    Contains yeast mannans and beta-glucans which showed documented
    action in combating pathogenic bacteria resulting in a healthier
    gastrointestinal tract environment and enabling better efficiency of poultry....
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I am very familiar with the Big V brand. It's all I feed.

    My standared-sized chickens are currently on the 20% egg layer pellets. I'll drop the proten back to the 16% when spring finally gets here and the chickens can supplement their diet with bugs.

    I start all chicks on the Big V Allway kernels. My ducks and geese were started on it too. I also feed allway kernels to my seramas and my crossbeak hen that can't manage to eat pellets.
    Once they didn't need crumbles anymore, I switched my waterfowl to Big V's Black Rooster (Big V recently renamed this feed Game Chicken Feed). Because it is lower in proten I add a small amount of the egg pellets to it daily and a handful of high quality dry cat food every other day. The black rooster also makes a good replacement for plain old corn scratch for the chickens.

    I like the fact that the Big V is milled semi-locally. I can smell the freshness when I open a bag. Recently a Tractor Supply opened in town, so now I have a choice - Big V or the Purina and Dumor (also made by Purina). Though I do shop at TSC for my dog and cat foods, I will continue to go out of my way to purchase the Big V feeds for my birds. They have thrived on it.
     
  3. egghound

    egghound Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Gritsar. I couldn't find anyone that has used Big V feeds. I'm glad you like it. I'll go by a bag of 20% Hi Pro Egg Pellets. I like the fact that it has animal protein in it.
     

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