Buying Purina Layena Online? UPDATE: King Brand vs. Purina?

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

  1. blbgp

    blbgp In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2009
    I'm hearing here that a lot of folks like Purina Layena. All my feed stores carry is a local brand, which I hear isn't the best. Has anyone found a good place to buy Purina Layena online? I only ave 4 chickens, so I don't need huge qantities, but also don't want to get killed with shipping costs.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2009
  2. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Carroll County, Va
    Where are you located? Is there a Tractor Supply anywhere near you? They are just about to switch from Dumoor branded feed to Purina. If you've got a TSC near you, that may solve your problem.
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    The reason I wouldn't buy online, is because then you can't see if it is fresh (smell it). I would be afraid they would send out old stuff. But, maybe I am just a bit peculiar in that respect. I only buy enough feed for one week at a time, so that it is always fresh. If it is not fresh, it has lost nutrients. I had a chicken with a nutritional deficiency problem, so now I am kinda picky about that.

    I do agree that Purina is a very good brand. Another good one is Blue Seal. Maybe you have that in your area? (Or Kent Feed, same company as Blue Seal)
  4. Unless you were going to buy online from a reputable business. Since TSC is online and will soon (Oct 5?) be selling Purina, you could try them.
  5. harewizard

    harewizard Songster

    Apr 5, 2009
    You may want to ask your feed store if they can order Purina products for you.

    Also compare the ingredients and % in the Purina and what your local store carries. I have found some Farmers Co-op feed to be better quality than *brand names*.

    Just a thought....[​IMG]
  6. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Quote:Quote:Thanks for that info. I currently drive an hour away to a feed store to buy Layena. There is a TSC 15 minutes from here, so this is great news to me!
  7. blbgp

    blbgp In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2009
    King Brand is the only other option I have here. One place tells me it's not so good (they carry Purina, but are not at all convenient to get to). How can I tell if King Brand is the same quality as the Purina? Here's their site:
  8. blbgp

    blbgp In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2009
  9. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Songster

    Does Purina Layena have antibiotics in it? I do not want stuff like that in my chicken feed. [​IMG]

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