Faithway Feed Co. Knock Out?!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MunchiesChicks, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. MunchiesChicks

    MunchiesChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm trying to us locally available feeds. I have tractor supply with Dumor and Layena. Then a mom and pop store with Faithway feed and Nutrena Layer.

    I have 14 pullets and 3 cockerels. Two of them I plan to breed and show. My current mix is as follows

    50lbs Layena layer pellets
    20lbs Gamebird maintenance
    5lbs Farmers helper ultra kibble
    5lbs Manna Pro Omega egg maker
    5lbs Manna Pro gamebird/Showbird
    8lbs Black oil sunflower seeds
    Free access to oyster shell

    Veggies, fruits, crushed eggshell added to scrambled eggs, occasional dairy, whatever they get outside.

    Cost wise I'm sure I'm just spoiling my chickens. It's hard to feed the show birds separately from the rest so they all get it.

    I found this Faithway feed they have knock out bag for about $14 for 50lbs
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    Anyone use this brand and what did you think of it? Also which product do I currently use that this would exchange with?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: It doesn't seem to be anything special at just 12% protein

    I don't see much advantage with all the mixing when you could probably get the same results just adding in ONE high protein feed

    There is really very little difference between most brands if the nutrition levels are comparable
    It's still just grain and various supplements and they tend to be pretty much standardized
     
  3. MunchiesChicks

    MunchiesChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Picky chickens ;) you can tell from the yolk colors who eats more feed vs grazing and bug eating. I have one pullet who refuses to eat layer feed. I've tried different brands she almost starved herself and she's one of my best layers. She prefers more gamebird, grass, oyster shell and I catch her with ultra kibble once and awhile. My leghorns prefer pellets and sunflower seeds, Red sexlinks eat everything but prefer fresh veggies and mice. Buckeyes like the gamebird and ultra kibble, Araucana more game bird and sunflowers, australorps couldn't care less.

    I spend a lot of time with my birds so I kind of picked up on what they like. My eggs are huge, no problems with shells or deformities. When I process there is very little fat but a lot of meat. I haven't lost a bird to sickness (yet), and they are all very happy active. I'm small enough to cater but still would like to save up since another chicken pen is going to cost me $230 :(
     

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