Hi, I've had chickens for 15 weeks now and my thoughts are turning to the regular feed that I want to buy. I spent a while today humming and harring at my local TSC while searching BYC. What was unclear to me by the small print on the bags, was which feeds are vegetarian and which contain animal sources? I would like to give them a feed containing animal sources, however it is not clear which ones fit that criteria. [COLOR=FF0000]The list of available brands at my local Tractor Supply[/COLOR] Dumor Natures Best Blue Seal Extra Egg Layer Nutrena Nature Wise Purina [COLOR=0000CD]Dumor[/COLOR] I read that this is the Tractor Supply home brand. Is supplied by Purina Do Purina supply them a cheaper product? Or is it identical? [COLOR=0000FF]Natures Best[/COLOR] This was expensive, is this made from animal sources? [COLOR=0000FF]Blue Seal Extra Egg Layer[/COLOR] Said on the label that there were no animal sources - like that's a good thing. [COLOR=0000FF]Nutrena Nature Wise[/COLOR] I read on BYC that Nutrena do have some products that use animal sources, but their Nature Wise line does not. [COLOR=0000FF]Purina[/COLOR] Does this contain animal sources? Some BYC posters say it is the same as Dumor, and Dumor makes their chicken poop smell terrible. My chicks are eating this now, and the poop board doesn't smell all that bad. [COLOR=FF0000]One more question if I may[/COLOR] Many people on BYC mention that "I used to go to the big name stores and buy big brand feed for my chickens, but my local feed store mixes me up feed now for half the price" How do you find a local feed store? My options look to be TSC, Walmart, Petco. I live in SE PA. Is there a way to search on google for a local feed store? Or are people approaching farmers? Thanks for any advice!