Grain Screening Pellets? Ever heard of it?

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  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Has anyone ever heard of this type of chicken feed?

    A neighbor brought this feed to my house for my chickens. She said that she fed her chickens this feed. I have never heard of this type of feed. Has anyone ever heard of this type of pellet? If so, is it good or not? Based on the ingredients, would you feed this to you chickens? Is there enough nutrients and vitamins that makes it healthy for chickens?

    Grain Screening Pellets

    Manufactured by PMG, Inc.

    Minimum Percent Crude Protein……………………. 7.50%
    Minimum Percent Crude Fat…..……………………. 1.50%
    Minimum Percent Crude Fiber..……………………. 12.00%

    Ingredients:
    Aspirated Grain Screenings from Corn, Soybean, Wheat
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    It doesn't sound very nutritious. Just three ingredients?!
     
  3. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Grain Screenings is NOT a feed, but a feed ingredient. It is simply parts what is left when grains are moved through a feed mill or grain elevator and pulled off through the cyclones.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Yup. Only 3 ingredients. That's what I thought.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay :

    Grain Screenings is NOT a feed, but a feed ingredient. It is simply parts what is left when grains are moved through a feed mill or grain elevator and pulled off through the cyclones.

    That doesn't sound good.​
     
  6. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    This is not a feed. It's more like scratch except even less nutritious. It's just left over junk with no added nutrients. Take a look at the numbers. There's nothing there but some fiber and fiber doesn't have to be digestible. Alot of fiber supplements are purposely not digestible so they'll go all the way through the digestive tract. Chickens will find a better diet free ranging and will eventually starve if this is all they are fed.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    The responses have answered my question. Thanks everyone.
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It's the trash left over after cleaning grain
     
  9. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . . . and, it must be highly variable one source to another and include weed seeds.

    At least, they are giving you an analysis of the content.
    I've wondered [​IMG] how good of a fertilizer it would make but don't know about those weed seeds. And just to add another note of caution: since very few of the commercial operations provide any free-ranging for their birds: the reports on poisonings are very much focused on feed contaminated with toxic seeds from field harvest.

    There's a fair amount "in the literature" on that sort of thing.

    Steve
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    digitS' :

    . . . and, it must be highly variable one source to another and include weed seeds.

    At least, they are giving you an analysis of the content.
    I've wondered [​IMG] how good of a fertilizer it would make but don't know about those weed seeds. And just to add another note of caution: since very few of the commercial operations provide any free-ranging for their birds: the reports on poisonings are very much focused on feed contaminated with toxic seeds from field harvest.

    There's a fair amount "in the literature" on that sort of thing.

    Steve

    would you feed your chickens this stuff?​
     

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