Do you prefer Kent, Hubbard or Purina feeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BlackBrookPoultry, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Western Wisconsin
    I have chickens and ducks and have been feeding them 3 different kinds of feed. I'm wondering what people's opinions are of each brand. I feed Purina Flock raiser, Kent homefresh multiflock, and Hubbard Homestead poultry developer (for the young ones). Does anyone have a preference to one of these brands? I like the Kent because it comes in a mini pellet that is easy for everyone to eat and doesn't create a lot of waste like crumble. They are all pretty close in price.
  2. Tommie D

    Tommie D Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2010
    Wichita KS
    I'm very curious to see some preferences on this also. First of all I don't have any birds yet so my opinon is not worth much as I'm just doing all the research I can so I will be more informed when I start this spring. While I have never heard of Hubbard brand feed I can get the Kent and Purina feed localy along with Ranch Pro, Nutrena, & DuMor brand feeds. Price wise their all about the same on the one's I have checked on so far except for the Ranch Pro which is alot cheaper. I'm just tring to find the best feed for the flock thats still affordable. So far I'm leaning towards the Kent as it will help support the local feed store and not a chain store. I would think most people will go with the Purina and such as it's more widly available but would like to hear all opinons. So heres a bump for your thread.
  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    I have never heard of the other two brands, all I have available to me is Dumor, Nutrena, and Purina. I feed Purina exclusively. That is just my preference.
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Kent feed is what I feed. [there High Flyer brand] IMO one of the best feeds out there.
    I will never feed Purina and dislike Hubbard Homestead nether one of these two feeds contain Animal proteins and that is one of the reasons I dislike and wont use them.

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2010
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    We only have access to Nutrena and Purina here. I tried Nutrena and in my opinion it was cr_p.

    I feed purina only now. Our mill will do a custom mix for you; you just need to buy 3 ton at a time. I might be looking at that in the future.
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Purina, hands down

    I do not think Purina got animal proteins or any animal byproducts in them.
  7. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why wouldn't anyone want protein in their chicken feed?
    Chickens ARE omnivores, therefore, need animal protein, more than what you think.
    I don't remember how much protein chickens need, as in different levels for chicks, layers, dual purpose, and possibly the meaties.
    Don't forget the Games, they need more protein while growing.
  8. nurturingnaturally

    nurturingnaturally Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2010
    What does the Kent High Flyer include, ingredients-wise? Chris?
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Quote:Give me a min. Ill look for a feed tag..

  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    I use there High Flyer 28% -

    Crude Protein, min 28.0%
    Lysine, min 1.6%
    Methionine, min 0.65%
    Crude Fat, min 4.0%
    Crude Fiber, max 4.0%
    Calcium (Ca), min 1.2%
    Calcium (Ca), max 1.7%
    Phosphorus (P), min 1.0%
    Salt (NaCl), min 0.25%
    Salt (NaCl), max 0.75%
    Selenium (Se), min 0.3 ppm
    Vitamin A, min 5400 IU/lb
    Vitamin D3, min 1425 IU/lb
    Vitamin E, min 18 IU/lb

    (here are the first 18 Ingredients that are in the Kent High Flyer 28)
    Grain Products, Soybean Meal, Fish Meal, Grain By-Products, Animal Fat, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Lignin Sulfonate, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine,
    Vitamin A Supplement, Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement.

    *Note Lignin Sulfonate -- A dust control agent*

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2010

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