Best Commercial Feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bluehazard, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. bluehazard

    bluehazard Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 20, 2013
    We have three hens right now. Have been proud chicken owners for about 9 months now. Have a Plymouth, Leghorn, and a Silkie. Such a weird combo, especially with the colors: grey stripes, white, and black.

    I was wondering what's a good bag of commercial feed I could buy. The silkie's eggs were rather delicate last time. Just want to buy a few big bags and save money.
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    I suggest to ask at local feed store counter for a 50# bag of "layer feed". Should be 15-18% protein and 3% calcium. Cost $16 and will last 3 laying birds 2 months.

    I don't know about your birds but mine toss crumble form onto ground then don't eat it. For less waste, for my birds anyway, I use pellet form.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2013

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