F-R-M feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lukester, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. lukester

    lukester Out Of The Brooder

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    F-R-M start and grow (medicated) crumbles.
    Has any one here used this feed?

    I was told it will help with the prevention of Coccidiosis.

    I got a 50lbs bag for 8 bucks.They were out of the feed I bought last time.Can this feed be used for chickens of any age?

    My flock seems to like it alot.

    The bag says

    Active drug ingredient: Amprolium...... 0.0125%

    GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
    Crude Protein, Min. 17.00%
    Lysine, Min. 0.90%
    Methionine, Min. 0.35%
    Crude Fat, Min. 3.00%
    Crude Fiber, Max. 5.00%
    Calcium, Min. 0.95%
    Calcium, Max. 1.05%
    Phosphorus, Min. 0.45%
    Salt, Min. 0.30%
    Salt, Max. 0.40%

    INGREDIENTS:
    Corn Meal, Wheat Middlings, Soybean Meal, Poultry By Product Meal, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Whey Product, Animal Fat stabilized with BHA (a preservative), Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ground Limestone, Salt, L-Lysine, Methionine Hydroxy Analog, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Choline Chloride, D-Pantothenic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Manganous Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, and Calcium Iodate.



    Thanks
    Luke
     
  2. GardenGranny

    GardenGranny Out Of The Brooder

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    I used the FRM medicated starter for my new chicks. I got a 10lb bag. The 7 chicks finished the bag in about 4 weeks. For the new bag I bought the Dumor from TSC because I didn't want to continue with the medication. The new Purina chick starter at TSC was medicated so I got the Dumor instead. My chicks have done great on both feeds. The are now 5 weeks. Haven't noticed any changes in poop.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I've used FRM feed among others for years. I don't use medicated chick starter beyond the first couple of weeks, but I've known many that use nothing else for all of their birds. It's good feed.

    .....Alan.
     
  4. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my pullets at 8 weeks, they're 22 weeks now and just started laying. They have been on F-R-M medicated starter, then grower all along and they are healthy, beautiful and HUGE! Since they just started laying, I switched them to Layena because I found some at a good price, but my newer little ones are still on F-R-M.
     
  5. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use F-R-M from a local source. Backyard local and can't beat the price!!!!

    Chick Starter $11.40 for 50#
    Layer $8.90 for 50#
    Game Bird Starter $14.80 for 50#
    Scratch $8.10 for 50#

    All of my birds are happy, healthy and feathers look really good. My current layers are all producing a hard shelled egg. They are so hard that you have to give them a good whack to crack them open.
     
  6. Fluffy-Butt-Farms

    Fluffy-Butt-Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I'm glad i read this post. lol. i just got some (like a bunch, forget some) chicks either hatched here or bought over the weekend at the swap. a couple are 2 months old.

    right now i am feeding all of them the f-r-m medicated crumbles just to be safe...i figured that once the bigger ones go out to the juvi pen, then i'll switch them over to the other food. (our local feed store says to use pig mash until they start laying, then use the chicken mash with the extra calcium).

    since the bag of crumbles didn't say anything other then use as directed, was trying to find the directions.
     

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