Anyone heard of Triple Duty - for layers and chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by OHMYCHICKIES, May 14, 2009.

  1. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My farm supply sell Triple Duty and they said they can be giving to chicks that are feathered out and layers. That would solve my feeding problem but wanted to make sure it was okay.

    Anyone know about this feed?
     
  2. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. pondguy2004

    pondguy2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    Never heard of it, but I'll try an opinion anyway. I'm kind of a feed guy, sort of. The calcium level for layers is very high, plus a lot of smaller differences. You will comprimise performance on one or both, chicks and layers, but that may not be important enough to you to justify keeping more than one kind of feed. In all probabability your birds will do O.K.. Especially if they have access to grass and bugs and such. That's my 2 cents worth. Tim:/
     
  4. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This feed is suppose to not have calcium, so I'll supplement with oyster shells. They will all be free range.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is similar to people feeding Flock Raiser by Purina to the entire group or Game Bird Grower, then supplementing with calcium. What is the protein level in the Triple Duty?
     
  6. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure but my friend told me it was high in protein.
     
  7. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we also had this dilema. we had chicks in the coop with our 4 older girls and the chicks wanted to eat the layer feed and the hens loved the chick feed [​IMG] what to do?
    check out our other thread when I asked a similar question
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=176276

    we aren't using the brand you are, just the Dumor starter/grower 20% and supplementing calcium for the hens. it is working out just fine, they are all happy and full.
     

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