Dumor Feed Users?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joe17, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    Does anyone feed dumor? I have 3 week old silkie chicks and I might switch to dumor feed. Does it have animal proteins in it?? I know it doesnt have marigold extract so the white feathers wont turn yellow. Is it dusty?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use Dumor 20% crumbles for all of my silkies, chicks through adults. The adults also get other things added in, like whole wheat, whole corn, things like that.

    It's not dusty. I believe that it does have animal proteins in it, but am not sure. Ive been 100% satisifed with it.
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    What are animal proteins? Which feeds have them and which do not. I do use Dumor chick starter, which I believe is not medicated. At least I can't see anywhere on the label that it is.
     
  4. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    How much corn and wheat do you add in Sundown?? I still dont know what I am feeding mine yet.I have some 3 week old chicks that are on purina but I will change that soon. Sundown, can you tell me everything you add into you feed and how much you add? Thanks!
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I use those rubber fortex bowls. So I fill the bowl up with crumbles, add a handful of wheat to it, mix it around, and add some calicum chips on top. I use the whole corn, and just toss a handful of that in their pen every other day or so. I also pick fresh greens/grass for them each day, since their runs are sand.
     
  6. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I use those rubber fortex bowls. So I fill the bowl up with crumbles, add a handful of wheat to it, mix it around, and add some calicum chips on top. I use the whole corn, and just toss a handful of that in their pen every other day or so. I also pick fresh greens/grass for them each day, since their runs are sand.

    Does the rubber fortex bowl hold one whole bag of feed? I have never heard of those kind of bowls lol I already give them greens, boiled egg, and yogurt. I will give them oyster shells when they are older and will add wheat and corn too. Thanks! So you dont feed the dumor laying crumble? I will just buy the 20% one then.​
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Does the rubber fortex bowl hold one whole bag of feed? I have never heard of those kind of bowls lol I already give them greens, boiled egg, and yogurt. I will give them oyster shells when they are older and will add wheat and corn too. Thanks! So you dont feed the dumor laying crumble? I will just buy the 20% one then.

    Ive tried the layer pellets/crumbles, but the protein isnt high enough to keep their feathers in good condtion. Once I switched over to the 20% I saw a big improvement in their feather quality and even egg laying.

    This is what the bowls look like. I use the 2qt and 4qt bowls. http://www.jefferspet.com/ssc/product.asp?CID=0&pf_id=13217 Tractor supply has them. They are great in the winter because when the water freezes you can just turn the bowl over and stomp on it and the ice pops right out.
     
  8. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    Quote:Just an FYI, Dumor is the generic brand for Purina Layena. I was educated by the feed consultant at TSC store in CT claims that the ingredients is the same just cheaper than Purina b/c of the Dumor generic name. I've used both and really do not see a difference. I use the Mash and add Kelp and Wormguard plus.

    I'm not an expert but, just figured I'd pass along what TSC told me. Maybe if you have a TSC close by you could pop in and ask them.

    Good Luck!!
    B:)
     
  9. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    Ohh I have some of those lol I didnt know that they were called that lol Ok I think I will fill that up, put a hand full of alfalfa, wheat, and corn. Do you find that your chickens waste a lot of feed in the fortex bowls? I use the hanging feeders but may switch to the fortex bowls because I have a few of those already that I used for my hogs.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Nope, they dont waste the feed. Their the only breed that doesnt seem to scratch the food out of the bowls. I love them because their so easy to clean.
     

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