Good brand to feed - Organic

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ms Jellybean, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Ms Jellybean

    Ms Jellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting chicks next month and I want to feed a healthy organic feed. I've read a lot on feeds and I must say the info is confusing! The feed stores don't help. They just want to push what they sell. I know if I ask 6 people what a good brand is I will probably get 6 different answers. I am asking anyway. :)

    I am starting out with silkies then after 2-3 weeks getting full size pullet chicks. My birds will only be laying hens, not going to eat them. I want a well balanced food that is organic and non-GMO. I've read corn and soy are bad. No canola oils. I won't eat so why would I feed it out? Nasty stuff! I will also be fermenting the feed.

    So, what do you feed and why do you think it is great?
     
  2. chattelane

    chattelane New Egg

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    I'm new at this too, my chickens are about 8 weeks old and I'm feeding organic. I've read the ingredients on a few brands and started out with Countryside Organics. Their starter is soy-free and has organic corn. I checked 2 others and their ingredients list was less appetizing in my opinion. Plan ahead, depending on your area there are limited stores that carry these organic brands. I live in the Atlanta area and have to drive at least 40 minutes to the nearest distributor. This may also be helpful for you - been adding organic apple cider vinegar 1 tsp per quart of water and had no problems with loose stool.
     
  3. IChickenGirl

    IChickenGirl Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Ms Jellybean

    Ms Jellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found out about Texas Naturals feed and can get it locally. It is not organic, but it close. It is all non-gmo and doesn't have soy. I'm going to start with that. If I don't like it the next one to try is Coyote Creek Feed. That one is organic and costs about twice as much. I can still buy locally though.
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    It's nice that the feed is non GMO, but be aware that there is no definition of "natural" in food or any other product.
     

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