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

    Nov 5, 2013
    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

    Jan 12, 2014
    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

    Jul 8, 2013
    Pacific Northwest
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
  4. Ms Jellybean

    Ms Jellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2013
    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

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    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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