Chicken poop smell based on feed I'm using????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ButtersMama, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2011
    I think I read this when my chicks were tiny and now I can't find the thread. I believe I read that Purina food makes the poop smell more pleasant??? Well, not pleasant but not as bad as some feeds?

    Any suggestions?

    I am currently using what Tractor Supply has sold me. I just read at the bottom that it is manufactured exclusively for Tractor Supply Company.

    My chicks are 6 weeks old now and it says on the bag that the Dumor Chick Starter/Grower 20% that it needs 15% at 10 weeks.

    Any input on what I can use next based on their needs and also smell?

  2. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I am sure different feeds might make poop smell different- but I am pretty sure nothing will make chicken poop smell better!! Unfortunately, all you can do is keep the brooder really clean and pray for your birds to feather out, so you can move them to the coop!! Are you using wood chips?
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I found that Purina Flock Raiser made my chickens' poop stink really bad. When they are not eating that, it doesn't smell so much.
  4. LeenyMarie47

    LeenyMarie47 Just Hatched

    Jun 1, 2016
    Gainesville, Florida
    I have six pullets approaching laying age on organic grower feed from the feed store and two 5 week olds on purina starter food because that's all they had when I brought them home. The coop with the six birds smells A LOT better. I was seriously takeb back by the smell of the two little ones. The consistency is fine and I don't think they're sick but I'm considering buying a new bag of feed because the smell is just bad.

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