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Best feed?

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

  1. MTHauber

    MTHauber In the Brooder

    Dec 28, 2012
    Leesburg, GA
    I was wondering what is the best feed for chickens is, and what kind do you use?

    - Matt

  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    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.

  3. chickened

    chickened Crowing

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    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

    MTHauber In the Brooder

    Dec 28, 2012
    Leesburg, GA
    Thank yall for the information [​IMG]

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