Chicken food??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SilkieLady608, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. SilkieLady608

    SilkieLady608 In the Brooder

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    I'm looking for a chicken food that comes in crumble(because I have silkies, and that's easier for them to eat). Natural, no gmo, has Omegas and vitamins in it. I found kalmbach feed had the things I was looking for, but is it good?
    I'm always looking for better ways to raise my chickens.
     
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  2. Animals45

    Animals45 Songster

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    It is at a feed store and you can pick whatever brand you want.
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

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    Kalmbach seems to be a very good feed. I fed both the natural & the organic for awhile & my birds did well. It was so nice to have something around here other than Purina.
     
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  4. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    I’ve used a few kinds of Kalmbach feed and have been happy with it. Birds very healthy. Interestingly, for convenience I bought some other feed for some quail from TSC for a couple of months, and even my tween noted how scraggly/unhealthy the birds had become, so we went back to a local mill feed then back to Kalmbach. We no longer have the quail, but my chickens have been on Kalmbach for months and quite healthy!
     
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  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    I am a Purina All Flock fan......my flock has thrived on it!
     
  6. Timothy Menezes

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    Did you want Layer or are you doing calcium on the side?

    Oh and pellets come is several sizes. Nutrena Hearty Hen is 18% Soy and GMO free and is the smaller pellet size so it's good for Bantams. Before that I was using Purina Omega 3 which is also the small pellets.
     
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  8. Isilvertoes

    Isilvertoes In the Brooder

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    Im new to this as well.
    I have 3 buff Brahmas that are around 19weeks old, and Im feeding them NatureWise Meatbird w/ 22% protein crumble (Im almost out of it), should I stick to it or buy different feed? Any tips would help a lot. Thanks!
     
  9. Timothy Menezes

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    I would switch to a Layer blend or an all flock. That is pretty high protein and is intended for the cornish X meat birds, or as a starter for ducks, and gamefowl. The 18% would have been more ideal for them.
     
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