Changing my feed up, what do you think.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Backyard Bruce, Nov 10, 2018 at 11:32 AM.

  1. Backyard Bruce

    Backyard Bruce Songster

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    I have a mixed flock of laying hens, non laying hens and a rooster (might possibly show some day).
    I've been feeding them layer feed the feed didn't state what percentage calcium was in it but it did state that it was only 16% protein of which I wasn't really happy with for their feathers

    I went to a different mill which had 20% protein feed which they call "Game Bird Feed" and I have oyster shell on the side.

    Here's the tag, what do you think of this stuff for my type of flock.
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  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    The higher protein one is better. The rooster and non-laying hens do not need the calcium. Offer some oyster shell's separate on the side for the laying hen's to help themselves to what they feel that they need.
     
  3. Melky

    Melky Crowing

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    Are your non-laying hens young or old? If different ages something like a flockraiser might be better. You can provide poultry grit and oyster shell on the side.
     
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  4. Backyard Bruce

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    All the birds are same age (~9months) there is only really two hold outs to laying at this point (two polish pullets)

    They don't have anything like flock raiser, this is what they say they sell as an "all flock" and yes I have both poultry grit and oyster shell on the side.
     
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  5. Backyard Bruce

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    For comparison the old first and then the new feed.
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  6. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    Flock Raiser is Purina's trade mark for an All-Flock feed. They mean the same thing. A higher Protein feed than most Layers feed 18/20% and 0.8 to 1.9% Calcium. Differs by Brand. 20181103_124201.jpg GC
     
  7. Backyard Bruce

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    The ingredients look very similar just in a little different order. Looks like the purina may have some different natural ingredients not offered in the Game bird food I have...
    I'll try this stuff and see how they react to as far as their stool and plumage.
     
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    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    Here is the Nutrena Naturewise All-Flock feed tag for comparison. 20180824_174203_kindlephoto-9594419.jpg GC
     
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