Anyone mix different types of feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DiggsTheChick, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. DiggsTheChick

    DiggsTheChick Chirping

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    Crazy how much prices can very! The brand country lane of the chick starter that I get is cheaper than the country lane layer pellets that I get! So is there any reason to feed them layer versus an all flock feed??


     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    The biggest difference in the layer type feed vs the chick feed it the calcium amounts.
     
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  4. wyoDreamer

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    For the brand I buy, the All-Flock is 18% protein and the Layer is 16% protein. Chick starter is 18% protein. Layer has added calcium that roosters and young chicks don't need.
    All-flock is also OK for ducks, guinea hens, turkeys, ...
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    For the Country Lane feeds I can't give you much information about their feeds because I can't find it.
    Do you happen to have pictures of your feed bag and the guaranteed analysis tag on it?

    Three Country Lane feeds I was able to find:
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    Info pulled from here:
    https://www.orschelnfarmhome.com/16-all-flock-40-lb-109505994.html
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Do you plan on sticking with the Country Lane brand name?
    If so then I would stick with the layer feed.
    If you want to with to the Nutrena brand all together then I wouldn't complain. :oops:
    Here are just a few of Nutrena's feeds including their Feather Fixer.
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  7. DiggsTheChick

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    I don't have one on me, I can get a pic when I get home.

     
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    Yes because it is the cheapest feed I can get.

     
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Sometimes the cheapest isn't always the best.
    You may want to see if your store carries a non medicated starter/grower feed...your brand CL's starter/grower is higher in protein than it's All Flock feed.
     
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