Homogenized Food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JValera, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Guys and Ladies

    I would like to know , if these types of food are homogenized ??

    Purina Flock Raiser , and Purina Layena )

    I don't want to give to my flock hen Layers ..homogenized food

    thank you so much

    --Jorge
     
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Homogenized?
     
  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, Jorge...is your question whether those feeds contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
     
  4. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    yes correct

    thanks
     
  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's a thread discussing Purina feed here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/856723/non-gmo-feed-and-is-purina-gmo. They have a website for their organic feed here: https://www.purinamills.com/chicken-feed/campaign/flock-organic.

    I buy a non-GMO feed from a local mill, and it costs a little more than the standard feed. Feed that is GMO-free is typically labeled as such, and GMOs are not allowed in certified organic feed (see http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/05/17/organic-101-can-gmos-be-used-in-organic-products/).
     
  6. JValera

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    Thank you

    Which is your opinion

    is better to give Organic feed ?

    Is better to give Medicated or Not medicated ??


    thank you

    --Jorge
     
  7. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    You probably already know that there is a lot of controversy around GMOs and organic feed versus "conventional", and you can find discussions here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=gmo+organic. My preference is to feed organic, if possible, or at least non-GMO.

    I used to be staunchly opposed to using preventive medications like coccidiostats (which are in medicated chick starters), until I had a bout of coccidiosis wipe out half a group of juvenile chickens during a really wet, muddy spring - despite intensive treatment. I think the decision whether to use a medicated feed should be based on doing your own risk analysis, including determining the likelihood of coccidia occurring in your environment (e.g., has it occurred before?). There are threads here that may be helpful: https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=medicated+or+non.
     
  8. JValera

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    Hi

    thank you

    Yes I prefer organic , Not medicated food

    My friend use Blue Seal Organic

    thank you so much

    --Jorge
     

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