Feather Fixer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenmanUT, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. ChickenmanUT

    ChickenmanUT New Egg

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    I stated using Nutrena Feather Fixer about a month ago. I read reviews but was a bit skeptical about this product working. My hens look great. Pin feathers started showing within just a few days. This doesn't stop the molting process but makes them recover their feathers faster. I have over 200 hens and won't feed any other food in the future. I like the size of the pellets and yes, their byproduct is less stinky. My egg shells are perfectly smooth and strong. I was buying great feed from a milling company and adding calcite for egg shell strength. My egg yolks are a rich deep yellow that my customers love. I will never go back to the other feed. I have about 1/2 percent feed waste, the hens clean up what is on the ground. If you want great looking hens and better egg shells listen to me and switch. I don't tell others her in Utah about the product because I want my eggs to be the only ones looking this great. It costs a very little more but the hens eat less because they are more satisfied nutritionally. In the end you save money. Do your hens a favor and go get them Feather Fixer.
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed! I too was skeptical, but my girls look like they have spent the winter in a Florida spa or something! Their feathers have a wonderful sheen to them and they are all quite perky. I have now switched back to the 16% feed for layers but same company. It will be interesting to see how they do now that Spring is in the air. [​IMG]
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    But DO NOT try fermenting the stuff unless you don't mind the noxious odor of rotten eggs.
     
  4. rlhagan56

    rlhagan56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in a neighboring state from you and always used Nutrena Feather Fixer. Until last fall. What we brought home and opened smelled like a dead carcass. Took it back to the store and notified Nutrena who I am happy to say were very concerned about the bad batch. They took all the information and reimbursed us. But I won't use it again. Too many chemicals. I cook up ground beef (local grass fed beef), scrambled eggs and shells, mealworms, and gamebird high protein pellets to get my flock through molting and winter doldrums until they are feathered out again. They look just as gorgeous and the yolks are orange and I feel better without risky chemicals and miticides in their feed.
     
  5. ChickenmanUT

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    Sorry that you had that bad experience. I have not had a bit of problem with that type of smell. It has a very pleasant smell that at tracks the hens. In the 7 weeks I have been using it my production is up 75%. I would rather buy the feed than try and prepare you remedy for my large flock.
     

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