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Chicken Feed Labels

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Candiss, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

    Jun 30, 2010
    I know this may seem odd, but can you fine people on BYC please scan in your food labels and post them? I am interested in nutrition, so I would just like to see what is out there.. Thanks.

  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Here is some of the I have used. Right know I am using the Kent High Flyer 28...

    I have used Big 4
    This is the kalmbach feeds 1044 that I was using until they took out the animal protein.
    And right know I am using the High Flyer 28 as a base mix and to that I add a 14% pigeon feed to lower the protein some...

    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  3. CompostQueen

    CompostQueen In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2010
    Here are the labels for the layer feed and the broiler feed, the chick starter feed is just ground up broiler feed.

  4. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

    Oct 6, 2009
    S.W Pennsylvania
    I apologize for not scanning the label, my scanner doesn't work, but I can give an overview of ingredients of two by memory: I've used 4 feeds total so far:

    McGeary Organics Chick Starter, Countryside Naturals Organic Starter & Layer Feeds, Nutrena, and just got Buckeye. I'm returning Buckeye unopened. I don't use "by-products" if possible, for dogs, cats, chickens, self.

    Nutrena personal review, and, forgive me, opinion.
    I've used Nutrena Natural when I've been really low on Countryside or McGeary's, and it doesn't have antibiotics, but it looks like grape nuts, has little smell or taste, and uses Corn, Soy, Wheat, and grain by-products as the main ingredients. Fortified with synthetic vitamins. Has slightly higher protein than Countryside, but I don't remember specifics.

    Buckeye feed:
    I had one of those "imygosh I'm out" episodes this afternoon, sent DH to the feed store for Nutrena, was told they don't carry it any more, and DH came home with "Buckeye" brand. Every food-substance in it is "by-product". It also includes "Porcine By-Product" in it.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010

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