Atwoods 15% egg ration feed ingredients

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Br0nc0xrapt0r, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Br0nc0xrapt0r

    Br0nc0xrapt0r Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have a list of what is in it? I'm more so trying to find out if there is soy in it because a friend wants eggs but his wife is allergic to soy.
     
  2. Black wallnut

    Black wallnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking two things here....1, your supplier should be able to provide you with a list of ingredients and guaranteed anaylisis.2, are food allergies transferred from an animal eating the allergen to the consumer of the animal product, such as meat or eggs?
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    If that were the case, and considering all the allergens in nature that hens can come into contact with, then free range eggs and poultry would have as bad a rap as small pox.
     
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  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a little tag sewed onto every sack of chicken feed that list the ingredients and supplies a scientific analyses of those ingredients.
     
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  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are going to be hard pressed to find a regular chicken feed without soy in it. Soy is a cheap, high protein source. Feed that does not have soy will be either soy free or Non GMO. It will be marketed as such. The feed must have a tag on it by law so start there.

    As hard as it is to believe, there have been studies that show that small amounts of soy do end up in the eggs. If you do decide to pursue soy free eggs your feed costs will be higher so pass that on to your customers. You might carve out a nice niche for your eggs. Around me non GMO eggs from small farms fetch $6 a dozen.
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

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    Some of you may remember that old Frank Sinatra tune, "They got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil." Well not to be outdone they got an awful lot of soy beans next door in Argentina, most of it 90%+ GMO RoundUp Ready Soy. Europe especially western Europe, China and Japan buys most of the Argentine soy bean crop and it is shipped as soy meal. Meaning that the beans have been baked, ground up, and that the soy oil has previously been removed by pressing or that a chemical solvent has dissolved the oil to make extraction easier and more efficient.

    Ship load after ship load of this processed soy meal is received in European ports, and most is used to make animal feed. You can search for hours for food in European groceries without finding a package of anything that claims kinship to a GMO, but GMOs are everywhere. Those juicy organic Danish "Baby Back" pork ribs are just some of the foodstuffs grown on GMO SOY. There are other examples.
     
  7. Br0nc0xrapt0r

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    The tag said plant protein mix so I am assuming that means soy. I am kinda disturbed by the whole GMO soy thing even though the tag says it's made right here in Enid Oklahoma that is no guarantee where the ingredients come from. I cannot afford to buy other feed and I won't be able to grow feed until I move to MI.
     
  8. Percheron chick

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    Plant protein means it's first not an animal protein. Stating it's plant protein gives them the option of blending different plant proteins based on cost (least cost formulation). It most likely is soy but it could also be distillers or brewers grains (byproduct of alcohol and beer production) or even alfalfa.

    How sensitive is she to soy? I too can not handle any soy protein but I'm fine with my eggs.
     

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