Chicken Feed-changing all the time?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bantimna, May 30, 2010.

  1. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Our local TWK stocks one type of poultry feed this week and a diffrent on the next week. I'm worried about upset tummies (the pullets) .
    Will it be okay if thet don't have the same PF every time I have to go buy some or should I just ask for the same feed every time?
    Our TWK is like a TSC, though if you ask for something you have the price increase. [​IMG]
    Example:

    Owlbox Starter Feed 20kg R67.28 each
    If you ask for it, it becomes
    Owlbox Starter Feed 20kg R87.28 each.

    Anyway thanks!
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I won't comment on the way they do business. I'm thinking a lot of things, though!

    To deal with that situation, I'd just try not to run too low on feed, before I got more. Then I'd just mix the new and old feed together for a few days, when you need to switch them. If the ingredients are similar, it shouldn't bother them to just switch them. If you notice that the protein ingredients are totally different, like soy vs fish meal, as an example, I would definitely give them a few days to adapt to it. I'm sure lots of people just switch their chickens over without bothering, but I'm a little more cautious.
     
  3. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ain't never run across anything that turns my chickens bellie.
     

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