I need your opinion on feed. Please

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ginbart, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I'm sure this has been ask before but here it is again.

    I have been feeding Dumor Layer Feed, 16% Protein. Now I see TSC is selling Purina Layena Sunfresh Pellet Feed. I’ve read so many people on here say Purina is very good. But it doesn’t say what the Protein % is.


    Which do you think is better?

    I only have on bag of the Dumor left and I will mix it if you all think the Purina is better. I think TSC may stop selling the Dumor, this is the first time I saw Purina there. They didn't have it there before and the last time I was there I got the last 2 bags of Dumor they had.
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Layena is also 16%

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/-2800927

    I feed Purina Flock Raiser myself which is a 20% general purpose poultry ration. You have to supplement oyster shell though.

    .....Alan.
     
  3. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    Layena is also 16%

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/-2800927

    I feed Purina Flock Raiser myself which is a 20% general purpose poultry ration. You have to supplement oyster shell though.

    .....Alan.

    Are you feeding Flock Raiser in a pellet? My TSC only has it in a crumble. Pellets work in my feeder better so I keep hoping to find it that way.​
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Alot of people dislike dumor and found their chickens were healthier and ate better on a different feed. Purina seems to be the most common. I don't have any of those nationwide common brands here since this is farm country. Most of the ingredients for animal feed are grown here and there are plenty of local brands for feed stores to sell.
     
  5. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i was at tractor supply today comparing the dumoor and the layena.. there really was no difference in the percentage of ingredients.. so now i don't know which to use
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Thanks everyone. I think I will change to Purina. [​IMG]
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Quote:Crumble is the only way I've seen it.

    Can your feeder be adjusted? If you can narrow the gap between the bottom of the tube and the floor of the pan the crumble won't come out so fast.

    .....Alan.
     
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  8. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    Quote:Crumble is the only way I've seen it.

    Can your feeder be adjusted? If you can narrow the gap between the bottom of the tube and the floor of the pan the crumble won't come out so fast.

    .....Alan.

    I buy flock raiser pellets. I'm paying $19.00 for 50lbs.​
     
  9. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purina only makes Flock Raiser in a crumble. Layena is offered in pellets or crumbles. I do find that my new Serama chicks like the Flock Raiser ground up fine, so I run it through the coffee grinder until they are a few weeks old.
     
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Quote:Ouch. That's three dollars a bag more than I'm paying here in Florida.

    .....Alan.
     
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