Has anyone ever used Blueseal, Purina Mills, Nutrena, or ADM feeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by amartinlb, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever used any of the following feeds and have any comments on it? I'm looking for info such as egg quality, how they enjoy it (if they reluctantly eat it or eat it fine), and if the feces are smelly. I heard some ingredients like any protein meals derived from Pork can produce really smelly chicken feces...

    Blueseal
    http://www.blueseal.com/livestock/organiclife/feeds.php
    http://www.blueseal.com/livestock/poultry/feeds.php

    Purina Mills:
    http://poultry.purinamills.com/OURPRODUCTS/Products/CompleteProductList/default.aspx

    Nutrena:
    http://www.nutrenaworld.com/Screens/Specialty.aspx

    ADM:
    http://www.admani.com/alliancepoultry/Poultry Feed Products.htm

    Currently our chicks are being fed Medicated Chick Starter from ADM, but I intend to switch the diet over to something else for the older chicks until they are of laying age and also I wanted to switch because I just found out that although it contains fish meal for the protein it also contains Bone Meal and Meat Meal from Pork...which I hear helps make some god awful smelling chicken feces...

    Thanks,
    -Anna
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use Purina start and grow, flock raiser, and layena.
     
  3. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How are they? What's the quality of the eggs, and are the feces smelly?
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:How are they? What's the quality of the eggs, and are the feces smelly?

    The baby chicks are very healthy. The eggs have nice dark orange yolks, and the shells are very thick. Their poop doesn't stink like it used to when I fed them Dumor layer.
     
  5. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can you find other feed? We have a Tractor Supply and all they have is dumor feed.
     
  6. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you go on different feeds website you can look up dealer locations. You can also try the yellow pages (or http://www.yellowpages.com/ ) in a phone book to locate local feed stores. I was surprised how many were by me and I never noticed...
     
  7. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    We are currently using Purina most of the time. The only other brand available is Farmers Best. I'm interested in Nutrena products, but would have to drive a ways to get it. And I can't get Nutrena to answer my emails on ingredients and nutritional analysis.

    Purina has been working fine. We get good egg production, the birds are healthy, and the poops are normal...not overly obnoxious.
     
  8. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use Nutrena for now (was on sale).We get an egg a day from our hens.Eggs look beautiful inside and out.Hens are all healthy and poo is normal other then darker in color since I switched them to Nutrina.I usaualy use Kalmbach feeds.
     
  9. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    Eagan,MN
    I use Purina layena and It's great! The poop is less stinky than when i use layer feed with pork protein.
     
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  10. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use nutrena. The eggs are nice and hard, nice color inside and out and the poop really not too bad compared to dumor feeds.
     

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