Brand of Food = Amount of Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheChad, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. TheChad

    TheChad Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 31, 2009
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    Has anyone noticed that different brands of food gets different results.
    I live in KS and I feed all my animals food from Orschlens.
    I was buying the layer food and my hens free range 24\\7.
    I started noticing that with 30 chickens i was only getting 5 or 6 eggs so I naturally did all the things on hear about making sure the coop was clean and fresh water and i even gave them ACV to worm them.
    None of this was working and we have had great weather (not to hot or to cold).
    So I knew about Purinas Layena because I have used it before so I switched to it.

    I am know getting around 15 eggs a day. I just wondered if anyone else has noticed this before.
     
  2. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Yes, we noticed that our chickens lay more eggs, and bigger eggs, when we feed the Purina. We've tried a blend from the local milling company, Purina, and Nutrena. Purina definitely makes a difference with our chickens.
     
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Hey Kim, I just PM'd you. I may switch to Purina myself, if it makes such a difference. Does the Purina have any non-natural additives? I want to stay as natural as possible. Most of the feeds I find have additives I don't want. HenZ
     
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    So far, the Purina is the closest to organic that I can find locally. I got at least a dozen and a half eggs a day more when the chickens were on that. Then, we thought we'd try Nutrena b/c it was almost $2/bag cheaper, but still good quality. Eggs still not as big or as many...We're switching back to Purina for good after these bags are gone.
     
  5. TheChad

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