Best feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MTHauber, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. MTHauber

    MTHauber Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering what is the best feed for chickens is, and what kind do you use?

    - Matt
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to buy the primo-deluxe, high-dollar, kosher-organic feed for my chickens.
    Then I got smart, and now I buy whatever the local feed store has.
    I buy layer pellets for my layers and chick starter for my babies.
    I do always give them all the kitchen scraps and they get multi-vitamins in their water.
    I also sprinkle Brewers Yeast in their feed.
    They free range, so they have all the bugs and greenery they can eat, so I don't have to worry about buying high-dollar feed.


    However, IF you are showing birds, then you'll want to feed a higher protein "show" feed to those chickens.
    I no longer have time to show my birds, but I still feed all of my Silkies chick starter just because of the higher protein.
    I think the Silkies feather better with the higher protein.


    Feed whatever fits into your budget and give 'em plenty of table scraps.

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  3. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Payback brand by CHS Nutrition. It is cheap and has good ingredients. If I want a specialty feed for a supplement I make my own.
     
  4. MTHauber

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    Thank yall for the information [​IMG]
     

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