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Blue Seal feeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Greencastle, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Greencastle

    Greencastle Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any experience with Blue Seal feeds and scratch? I was feeding laying crumbles and went to a store near here to get them crumbles without the calcium. I got a 25 lb. bag of scratch too, both Blue Seal brand. Any thoughts?
    I have Marans pullets about 4 months old.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I just buy my feed at which ever store is offering a coupon. I can get 10 - 20% discount, and sometimes $2/bag discount, so it's worth waiting till there is a coupon. That being said, I plan on using what ever feed I've bought within a month, and will dig to the bottom of a pallet of feed to get a bag with a fresher mill date on it.
     
  3. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started my flock on Blue Seal Homefresh Starter and they did very well. When I added a rooster and a couple of young pullets I switched through a couple different brands but ended up going back to Blue Seal.

    I feed Blue Seal Homefresh Multi-flock Breeder now and am very pleased with it. It does have calcium in it but less than what is in their layer formulas. I like it for the slightly higher 18% protein though so I just supplement with oyster shell. I've never had a problem with thin eggs and my birds feathers look really nice.

    I would recommend the Blue Seal Homefresh products rather than their Backyard Basic line. The Basic is okay quality but nothing to get excited about.
     
  4. Greencastle

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    Ok, glad to hear that! We are new to PA and this farm store is so close. I am feeding the multi flock crumbles and the scratch feed. They have oyster shell also. They were skinny when I got them but they have been eating a lot and also fresh grass and look much more like chickens! Thanks for your opinion.
     

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