How is this stuff??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CathyB, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    My Dh is working crazy hours this week and my chickens finished their food this morning. They have been on Purina Sunfresh. Well, with mine and his hours we ca't' get to the feed store at all this week. Even thouh I reminded him all LAST week we needed feed......:thun

    So anyway he is at TSC since he had to pass it and it is open and bought me Dumor 15% Grower Finisher Poultry Feed. Is this stuff crap? Will my chicks (15 weeks) be ok until that bag runs out? Will they get sick switching brands like that? Boy, he really angers me!!!!!
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    I personally do not believe its as good as the Sunfresh, however, it is as or more expensive. I have had to use it when the feedstore I deal with runs out of sunshine grower, which is all the time, your chicks will be fine.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2008
  3. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    Thanks! I just hate switching them abruptly like that to another food when:

    1) I love the Purina Sunfresh and they have been on it since day 1

    2) I told DH over and over again last week every day that I was in dire straits for chicken feed and would be running out by Tuesday!!!

    Anyway, I guess I will feed them that 50 lb and then by then they should be ready for Purina Sunfresh Layenea!
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    This is the perfect thread when the "d" in DH doesn't mean "dear"... [​IMG]
  5. mistylady

    mistylady Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    I've fed it before and had no problems. Its dusty but the chicks ate it and they are all healthy. We don't have a huge selection to choose from so what the store has is what the chicks eat. Small town. [​IMG] They get a food brand change every now and then.

    Edited because I can't spell!!!
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    We use the Purina SunFresh because it contains no animal proteins, contains no ingredients from China, and has not been involved in any recalls.

    We have never purchased Dumor, so I don't know about their feeds.

    Purina Start & Grow is 18% protein versus the 15% protein of the Dumor feed you mentioned.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  7. Badhbh

    Badhbh Songster

    Nov 16, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    It's all I had for my first batch of chicks, and none of them are retarted, and all are laying and happy [​IMG] We didn't have much access to anything for the first couple of months with the chicks, so that was it, but now i've got them on the Orschlens brand of food. Nothing wrong with that one either. The Purina is nice, but really pricey comparatively. I can get 2 bags from Orschlens for the price of one Purina [​IMG]
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    They'll be fine eating it.
    As far as switching feeds, when they get hungry they'll eat anything you give them.

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