Feed question (Manna Pro)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenlady08, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    We live in a small rural area and I know for some of you guys this is going to seem funny, but we just had our 1st Walmart open yesterday and of course you can imagine the importance of this big store because we have to travel to get to the closest one. Well anyways I noticed they sell Manna Pro chicken feed and wondered if anyone uses this brand of food? Is it of the same quality as the Southern States food? It only cost $8.64 per 50lb bag. They also sell scratch and something else but forgot. Also at these low prices. What do you all think? Good Idea or Not?

    Thanks
     
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  2. FriesianGroupie#1

    FriesianGroupie#1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I understand being way out there, its a good 45 min trip to my horse feed store and hour to Walmart!

    I am very very new to chickens, but I have used the Manna Pro starter chicken feed in crumbles and baby chicks loved it! that price tag is wonderful! I was paying $12 per 7 lb bag for the baby chick feed. I have now switched to a grower finisher feed but I forget the brand, the store didnt carry the Manna Pro grower formula, it was weird! I now get a 25 lb bag for about $10 i think. My four 10 week old chicks gobble it up!

    Hope this helped!
    Good Luck and congrats on the Wally world! hehehe

    Shereena
     
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I haven't used Manna Pro (my local store doesn't sell it) but it is an established company and should be a good product.

    Manna Pro Products, LLC , formed in 1985, has deep roots and connections to some of the feed industries pioneers who paved the way for excellence in animal nutrition. We are the successor to Carnation Company Milling Division, with a 161 year history of manufacturing and marketing diversified animal feed. E.A. Stuart founded the Carnation Company when he purchased the Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company in 1899. Our antecedents include Albers Brothers Milling Co. and John W. Eshelman & Sons, the oldest established animal feed business in the U.S. (1842).​
     
  4. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    FriesianGroupie#1 :

    I understand being way out there, its a good 45 min trip to my horse feed store and hour to Walmart!

    I am very very new to chickens, but I have used the Manna Pro starter chicken feed in crumbles and baby chicks loved it! that price tag is wonderful! I was paying $12 per 7 lb bag for the baby chick feed. I have now switched to a grower finisher feed but I forget the brand, the store didnt carry the Manna Pro grower formula, it was weird! I now get a 25 lb bag for about $10 i think. My four 10 week old chicks gobble it up!

    Hope this helped!
    Good Luck and congrats on the Wally world! hehehe

    Shereena

    Thank you. I know it is wierd that we are excited because in the beginning I didn't want one to come here. I was afraid that they would put the little MOm & Pop stores out of business and I still hope that this won't happen. But of course we had to brave the huge crowd and the store was wonderful. HUGE! It is so funny. I usually pay under $12 for the SS food I use now so that is def a great price. I am sorry that you have to pay such a high price for such a small bag of food. Where are you located?

    lisa​
     
  5. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I absolutely LOVE Manna Pro feed... They have really great quality product for a great price. I have used their chick starter, Triple Duty chicken feed, grit, oyster shell... And Manna Pro makes a product called Calf-Manna which is a vitamin and protein supplement that you can use for almost any species. I mix some of those pellets in my feed and they are the first things my chickens eat. I definitely think it has helped give them beautiful feathers and they seem really healthy.

    I would give it a try and see what you think, but it definitely has my endorsement.
     
  6. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FriesianGroupie#1 :

    I understand being way out there, its a good 45 min trip to my horse feed store and hour to Walmart!

    I am very very new to chickens, but I have used the Manna Pro starter chicken feed in crumbles and baby chicks loved it! that price tag is wonderful! I was paying $12 per 7 lb bag for the baby chick feed. I have now switched to a grower finisher feed but I forget the brand, the store didnt carry the Manna Pro grower formula, it was weird! I now get a 25 lb bag for about $10 i think. My four 10 week old chicks gobble it up!

    Hope this helped!
    Good Luck and congrats on the Wally world! hehehe

    Shereena

    I'm in Missouri... I buy my feed in 50 lb. bags - the medicated chick starter from Manna Pro was only $11 (for 50 lbs!) and the Triple Duty feed is $8 (FOR 50 LB!!!!) I know pricing might be different through walmart, but I love when I feel like I'm getting a good deal on a good product.​
     
  7. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:I'm in Missouri... I buy my feed in 50 lb. bags - the medicated chick starter from Manna Pro was only $11 (for 50 lbs!) and the Triple Duty feed is $8 (FOR 50 LB!!!!) I know pricing might be different through walmart, but I love when I feel like I'm getting a good deal on a good product.

    Hey can I ask what the Triple Duty feed is? They didn't have that kind (don't think so anyways. ) I misspoke I think you are getting nice prices of the Manna Pro that is
     
  8. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the Triple Duty is Manna Pro's grower mix. I bought a bag of it from the feed store a couple of weeks ago. The birds didn't like it - hardly touched it. This past weekend after we got our first egg, I switched over to a layer mash that our local feed co-op makes with all local ingredients, and they like it way better than they did the Manna Pro stuff. They actually devour it every morning when I let them out of the coop into the run where the feeders are kept. Plus it isn't made in St. Louis, MO, (I think that's when it's made) and then trucked halfway across the country to get to me.
     
  9. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:I don't feed any of my hens the layer food. I use the grower/finisher because I don't want them to be forced to lay an egg. I keep extra calcuim and mix it with the food and I don't have to worry about the teenagers eating something they shoudn't eat and harming them. I wish they didn't have to truck food from so far away either.
    Thanks for your input. I still am undecided on what to do.
     
  10. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:See this link: http://www.mannapro.com/mill_locations2.htm

    This
    shows where the MP feeds are made. I think their offices are in St. Louis (same as Purina) but that's not where it's made... It looks like there are mills a lot closer to you than that. You could always call and find out for sure.
     

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