feeding Meatbuilder to layers

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Songster
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Bought 3 bags of Purina Meatbuilder yesterday to feed to our 7 layers and 2 roos in the winter.
The reasons not buying layer feed:
1) did not want to feed excess calcium to roosters
2) we liberally use treats (grains,fruits,veggies) so I figured extra protein would be a plus to offset the dilution
3) it is not more expensive where I am, actually few cents cheaper and our calcium is free in a form of free choice egg and seafood shells

Meatbuilder:
Protein: 18 % Fat: 3.0 % Fiber: 5.0 % Na: 0.16 % Ca: 0.90 % P: 0.70 %
Layena:
Protein: 17 % Fat: 1.5 % Fiber: 4.5 % Na: 0.16 % Ca: 3.80 % P: 0.60 %

It also say "this feed contains added selenium at 0.30mg/kg" on the label.

Could someone confirm that (Meatbuilder) is not an inferior feed and is safe to feed to layers as well as consume eggs from them being fed that feed?
 

Naser

Crowing
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Oct 29, 2014
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The difference is not huge, 17% vs 18% protein
As long as you add oyster shell as a free choice you are fine, our layer pellets is 15%, I give them layer pellets and starter crumbs 20% in two different feeders plus oyster shell.
 

GC-Raptor

Free Ranging
Jul 26, 2016
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That feed looks good. I feed a 18/20% Protein feed year round. Whichever is fresher when I'm at the store.
I have 3 hens and 7 pullets. I only buy 50 pounds 23 kg at a time. I had feed go bad 5 months from mill date, stored in my house.
Here are 3 feed labels or feed I have bought recently to feed my girls, so you can compare to yours. 20181125_090509.jpg . 20181125_090447.jpg . 20181125_090430.jpg . Click to enlarge. The last feed label is a new feed I'm trying. I just added some to the pullets feeder last evening. GC
 

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