Feed with fish & crab meal

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wefrf, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. wefrf

    wefrf In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009
    I am considering ordering some Cascade Layer Poultry Feed, Organic it is corn and wheat free and contains fish meal & crab meal. I was wondering if anyone has used this feed and if they liked it. Also would like to know if it effects the taste of the eggs.

    Here is the complete information:

    Product Information
    Corn & Soy Free!

    Product of Oregon.

    Ingredients: Organic Peas, Organic Triticale, Organic Wheat, Organic Barley, Calcium Carbonate, Crab Meal, Fish Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dehydrated Seaweed Meal, Salt, Organic Wheat Middlings, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Nicotinamide Bisulfite, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrchloride, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Dried fermentation product of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Dried fermentation product of Lactobacillus casei, Dried Fermentation product of Lactobacillus plantarum, Dried fermentation product of Enterococcus faecium, Dried fermentation product of Bacillus coagulans, Dried fermentation product of Bacillus Licheniformis, and Dried fermentation product of Bacillus Subtilis, Dried Asperfillus Niger Fermentation Extract.

    Guaranteed Analysis
    Nutrient Name: Amount
    Crude Protein - min 16.10%
    Lysine - min 0.78%
    Methionine - min 0.33%
    Crude Fat - min 5.14%
    Crude Fiber - max 4.95%
    Calcium - min 4.55%
    Calcium - max 5.00%
    Phosphorus 0.93%
    Salt -min 0.43%
    Salt - max 0.47%

  2. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Songster

    Feb 2, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado
    That looks similar to what I feed my girls. I don't know the brand - I get it bulk from a local co op. My chickens aren't laying yet, so I can't tell you how the eggs taste, but they do love it!

    How much would you pay for it?
  3. wefrf

    wefrf In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009

    $27.25 for 50# no tax and delivery is free for orders over $50.00 to a drop point.

    A few dollars more than I usually pay for organic but I have to drive quite a way to get it so it would be worth it to have it deliveried
  4. CompostQueen

    CompostQueen In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2010
    Wow! Thanks for posting about this. Do you feel like the lack off corn makes it superior? Are peas more nutritious?
  5. weedemnreap

    weedemnreap In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2009
    That's what I've been feeding mine and they love it. It is mash which I wasn't expecting but we mix some water, or whey or yogurt with it and there is no waste. I figure it's way cheaper than pellets because of that. I also slip their vinegar in and they still gobble it up.

    You can smell the peas when you open the bag.

    P.S. Their eggs are fantastic - no fishy taste.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  6. wefrf

    wefrf In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009
    Thanks for replying.

    As for it being better that is what I am trying to find out. In another group I belong to there is a discussion about it and they said that:

    ". . . the issue is just that corn and soy are more likely to be GMO contaminated (despite the organic labeling)."
  7. weedemnreap

    weedemnreap In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2009
    That's one of the reasons I bought it - no corn or soy. Most of both of those crops are GMO and I've read that even many organic crops are cross contaminated from GMO crops. Ugh.

  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    If they had it where we shop, I'd buy it.
  9. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sonoma County, CA
    Quote:Azure delivers to many states... you can look at their website (it's down for maintenance right now or I'd find the exact link) under ordering info, I think, for routes, schedule, & drop points, then ask them to refer you to the local group (or form your own). Monthly drops, orders finalized the week prior, group total must be $500. They have tons of food, home, & garden stuff, and great prices.

    I've bought from them for about 6 months; I finish my order on line by 4pm the Thursday before (they can sometimes process it after that but they add 10%), then meet them (or beg a friend to meet them) at the Kohl's/Arby's parking lot on Tuesday around 12:00. The driver calls the group leader the night before to give a closer time estimate (he is sometimes slowed by snow on the roads).
  10. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

    Dec 30, 2009
    Wisconsin Northwoods
    Looks decent.
    Keep us posted on how you like it...

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