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Best (healthiest) Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 3rocksandme, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chirping

    Jul 23, 2010
    Brookline, NH
    My birds free ranged all spring and summer and now that the cold has set in they are in their enclosed run. I haven't been super impressed with the yolk color I have been getting. We have been feeding them the local tractor store brand feed. I was wondering what the best commercial feed is? Healthiest, best quality ingredients, etc. Any suggestions?

  2. Greens/grass will help with yolk color. I am using alfalfa pellets and our yolks are very dark yellow. The pellets are large so I make a mash in the morning...soak the alfalfa in hot water, add some Flock Raiser and other things (cooked pinto beans/blackeyed peas and whatever needs to be cleaned out of the frig).
  3. enggass

    enggass Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    I plan on buying a bale of Alfalfa this weekend to throw in the run. Will supply greens as well as ground cover for them...

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