Feeding Help!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Silkie Chicken, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Silkie Chicken

    Silkie Chicken King Silkie

    Feb 22, 2012
    I am wanting to put my chickens on a healthy new diet and i have been looking at this brand it is a BlueSeal brand and it is grow and show. I am going to post the details about it below and tell me if it is good for a very healthy diet or for showing birds and for plumage. If you have anymore good brands please post them too!!




    Home FresH[​IMG]
    Grow & sHow
    Product descriPtion
    Home Fresh[​IMG] Grow & show is a complete, balanced 15%
    protein diet designed for growing replacement chickens.
    It is also ideal for growing, showing, or maintaining pet
    ducks, geese, and other game birds. Formulated for uniform growth and conformation of show birds.
    Features and BeneFIts
    Vegetarian diet - providing wholesome grains and
    healthy plant proteins.
    naturally Balanced - with added amino acids, minerals
    and vitamins.
    Locked Formula - no substitution of inferior ingredients.
    nutriVantage[​IMG] technology - for added immune support.
    available as a pellet and crumble in a 50-lb bag.
    FeedinG recommendations
    Home Fresh Grow & show is designed to be fed as the
    sole diet to:
    • replacement chickens (pullets) from 8 weeks to the
    start of laying.
    • growing, showing or maintaining pet ducks, geese
    and game birds after the starting program.
    For additional feeding recommendations consult your
    local KnG Feed Representative or refer to the Home Fresh
    Poultry Feeding Guide at www.blueseal.com.
    the suggested feeding program is intended solely as a
    guide. the variables of management, environment, and
    breed may dictate changes in the birds’ requirements.
    Home FresH[​IMG]
    Grow & sHow
    a complete diet for growing replacement chickens (pullets); for growing, showing and maintaining pet ducks,
    geese and game birds.
    Guaranteed anaLYsis
    Crude Protein, min .......................................................... 15.0%
    Lysine, min ............................................................................ 0.7%
    Methionine, min ................................................................. 0.3%
    Crude Fat, min ..................................................................... 3.0%
    Crude Fiber, max ................................................................ 5.0%
    Calcium (Ca), min ............................................................... 0.7%
    Calcium (Ca), max .............................................................. 1.2%
    Phosphorus (P), min .......................................................... 0.7%
    salt (naCl), min ................................................................. 0.25%
    salt (naCl), max ................................................................ 0.75%
    Vitamin a, min ......................................................... 4,275 IU/lb
    Vitamin e, min ............................................................... 21 IU/lb
    inGredients 1
    Ground Corn, Processed Grain By-Products, soybean
    Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate,
    dicalcium Phosphate, Mineral Oil, salt, Roughage
    Products, Vitamin a acetate, Vitamin d3 supplement,
    Vitamin e supplement, Menadione sodium Bisulfite
    Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Riboflavin
    supplement, niacin supplement, Calcium Pantothenate,
    Vitamin B12 supplement, Folic acid, Biotin, Pyridoxine
    Hydrochloride, thiamine Mononitrate, Choline Chloride,
    dL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Reed- sedge Peat, salt of Butyric
    acid, dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, dried
    trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Product,
    dried Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Fermentation Product,
    dried aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation extract (Phytase),
    Hydrolyzed Yeast, Calcium Iodate, Copper sulfate,
    Ferrous sulfate, Manganese sulfate, Zinc sulfate, Copper
    amino acid Complex, Manganese amino acid Complex,
    Zinc amino acid Complex, selenium Yeast.
    ManUFaCtURed BY
    Kent nUtRItIOn GROUP, InC
     
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not show chickens so I do not know if there is anything special you should look for feed wise. However, for a grow feed, 15% protein seems pretty low. I personally would look for a higher protein percentage.
     
  3. Silkie Chicken

    Silkie Chicken King Silkie

    Feb 22, 2012
    Yeah i was thinking that too...i was thinking more of a 22% or something but here is another brand i found i will post info below.


    Buckeye[​IMG] 40% Poultry Concentrate
    # 11050
    TYPE OF FEED Concentrate
    FORM OF FEED: Meal
    PACKAGING: 50 lb Paper Bags
    SPECIES: Poultry
    AGES: All ages
    FEATURES:
    • Comprised of high quality ingredients including animal protein to aid in the
    performance of the finished diet
    • Contains limited levels of calcium to give versatility so that this supplement can be
    fed to laying or non-laying birds
    • Contains higher levels of available phosphorus, vitamins and other minerals
    • May be mixed with local grains at the mill or on the farm to make a complete
    poultry feed
    GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
    Crude Protein, min. 40.00%
    Lysine, min. 2.25%
    Methionine, min 0.80%
    Crude Fat, min. 3.00%
    Crude Fiber, max. 6.00%
    Calcium, min. 2.80%
    Calcium, max. 3.35%
    Phosphorus, min. 1.60%
    Salt, min. 0.60%
    Salt, max. 1.10%
    INGREDIENTS Soybean Meal, Porcine Meat Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Middlings, Alfalfa
    Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium
    Phosphate, Salt, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Ethylenediamine
    Dihydriodide, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement,
    Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity),
    Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12
    Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Ethoxyquin (a
    preservative).
    FEEDING DIRECTIONS: Mix with corn or other grains to make a diet for growing chickens and
    for laying birds. See mixing direction on the reverse side of this tag. Maintain a clean, fresh supply of
    water and grit available to the birds at all times. Birds in egg production should have a supply of oyster
    shells for additional calcium. Birds require approximately 14 to 16 hours of light or day to maintain
    peak egg production. If possible, young growing birds should be limited to 12 hours of light to help
    prevent premature egg laying.
    See Second Page for Feeding Char






    Buckeye[​IMG] 40% Poultry Concentrate
    MIXING DIRECTION UTILIZING BUCKEYE 40% POULTRY CONCENTRATE
    *

    Chick Pullet Phase I Phase II Phase III
    INGREDIENTS (Ton Mixes) Grower Developer Layer Layer Layer
    Shelled Corn, 7.6% protein 1400 1300 1200 1300 1400
    Oats, 10% protein 200
    40% Poultry Concentrate 600 500 700 600 500
    Oyster Shells 50 50 50
    Calcium Carbonate 50 50 50
    Composition of Grain Ration
    Protein (%) 17.4 16.0 18.6 17.0 15.4
    Lysine (%) 0.89 0.79 0.99 0.88 0.77
    Methionine Plus Cystine 0.67 0.62 0.70 0.65 0.60
    Calcium (%) 0.94 0.79 3.00 2.90 2.70
    Avail. Phos. (%) 0.45 0.39 0.51 0.45 0.39
    Poultry M.E. (Mcal/Lb.) 1360 1350 1260 1290 1310
    *For egg laying strains or the lighter breeds of chickens such as Leghorns, feed the 17% Chick
    Grower from 7 to 12 weeks of age and the 16% Pullet Developer from 12 to 20 weeks or until the
    first egg is laid. Feed chicks of the heavy breeds 17% Chick Grower after 14 weeks of age. Baby
    chicks should be started on Buckeye[​IMG] Chick Starter
    Three different diets for laying hens are presented. Younger or lighter weight laying hens in peak
    production should be fed the 18% Layer Diet while the 17% or 15% Layer Diets may be utilized for
    larger breed laying hens or for hens at lower levels of egg production.
     
  4. Silkie Chicken

    Silkie Chicken King Silkie

    Feb 22, 2012
    Also there is this one....which do you think??



    Buckeye[​IMG] 20% Gold Standard Laying Crumbles
    # 10750
    TYPE OF FEED Concentrate
    FORM OF FEED: Crumbles
    PACKAGING: 50 lb Paper Bags
    SPECIES: Chickens
    AGES: Laying hens in egg production
    FEATURES:
    • A 20% protein pelleted crumble to feed poultry with scratch or cracked corn
    • Contains high levels of calcium for egg shell quality
    • Includes high quality porcine meat meal to enhance performance and as a natural source
    of calcium and phosphorus
    • A balance of Amino Acids to reduce the amount of waste nitrogen
    • Contains corn gluten meal as a source of betacarotene, a natural pigmentation for
    improved egg yolk color
    GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
    Crude Protein, min. 20.00%
    Lysine, min. 1.00%
    Methionine, min 0.40%
    Crude Fat, min. 3.00%
    Crude Fiber, max. 5.00%
    Calcium, min. 3.00%
    Calcium, max. 4.00%
    Phosphorus, min. 0.90%
    Salt, min. 0.30%
    Salt, max. 0.80%
    INGREDIENTS: Grain Products, Processed Grain By-Products, Plant Protein Products,
    Porcine Animal Protein Products, Forage Products, DL Methionine, Calcium Carbonate,
    Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide,
    Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement,
    Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite
    (source of Vitamin K Activity), Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium
    Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine
    Mononitrate, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Ethoxyquin (a preservative).
    FEEDING DIRECTIONS: Feed to laying hens at the rate of 60% Gold Standard Laying Crumbles and
    40% grain. For lighter weight hens and hens in extremely heavy production, the level of Gold
    Standard Laying Crumbles to grain may be increased to 70% Crumbles and 30% grain. Always
    maintain a clean, fresh supply of water along with oyster shells and grit for the laying hens. Maintain
    the birds in a clean, dry, and draft free environment. For hens to lay at their genetic potential,
    daylight or artificial light must be maintained at between 14 and 16 hours per day.
    Do not feed Gold Standard Laying Crumbles to any laying hens or young growing birds for extended
    periods of time because the higher levels of calcium incorporated into the feed for egg shell
    formation may cause harm to the bird
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If you can get it get the Golden Standard Layer, It is a better feed than the Blue Seal (since buckeye still uses animal protein) and you wont have to mix it with other grains like the Buckeye 40% concentrate.


    Chris
     
  6. Silkie Chicken

    Silkie Chicken King Silkie

    Feb 22, 2012
    But I am wanting a show brand feed to increase health and improve plumage. Will that feed you are saying do this??
     
  7. Silkie Chicken

    Silkie Chicken King Silkie

    Feb 22, 2012
    And btw there is only a golden standard crumbles not layer..
     
  8. Silkie Chicken

    Silkie Chicken King Silkie

    Feb 22, 2012
    never mind lol i found golden layer
     
  9. Silkie Chicken

    Silkie Chicken King Silkie

    Feb 22, 2012
    Will the golden layer feed help health and plumage and can roosters still eat it??
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The only Golden Standard that Buckeye puts out is the Golden Standard Layer Crumble.

    Chris
     

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