dumor or purina?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joe17, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    Which feed do you think is the best?
    Purina;which I currently feed now. I heard it turns white yellow?
    Dumor;never tried it

    Which feeds do you use? I dont know which brand do go with!
  2. All of my silkies, babies though adults get fed Dumor 20% crumbles, dont think it comes pelleted. Never have any problems with the food, or the birds.
  3. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    Thats what I will probably do. I will feed start and gro purina to the chicks and dumor 20% to adults.
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I've tried all kind, purina, dumor, Southern States, etc I found the best is to find the closest mill to you and have it milled fresh. Poo is less, smell is less and usually cost is less.

    If the only two feed manufacturers left on the planet were purina or dumor? I'd go purina
  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    We did the dumor 20% but ended up switching to the Purina flock raiser which is in crumbles. We mixed the last of the Dumor with the flock raiser, and those food snobs picked out the dumor and flicked it on the floor! They would not eat it, or even let it touch the Purina. It reminded me of picky eater kids.
    (It became compost. or earthworm food. either way, it all comes out in the end.)
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Am I wrong(which is ALWAYS possible) in thinking Purina bought out Dumor?
  7. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Rochester, IL
    I use Nutrena Feeds, Nature Wise Layer Feed at 20% protien.

    I used the same Chick Starter, and would have used the Grower if I could find it......I buy all from Farm and Home in Springfield, IL around $8 a bag
  8. Quote:I think I remember hearing that also.
  9. Quote:Purina only has 18% protein, which I think it should be a little bit more. I was feeding the adults layer pellets, but once I switched to the 20% their feathers were in much better condition with lots more sheen. And also lots more eggs from the girls. Plus, I dont think their poo stinks more on Dumor than purina.
  10. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Dutchess County NY
    I have used both Dumor and Purina layer crumbles. I find the chickens don't care either way but Their poo is much much much less smelly on the Purina. So I stayed with the Purina.

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