Ingredient in feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ronott1, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

    Mar 31, 2011
    Wodland, CA
    My Coop

    Some Poultry feed has Extracted Streptomyces Meal in it. It looks like this has something to do with vitamin b-12. I also looks like it may be used to make anti-biotics.

    Is this a good thing, or should it be avoided.


  2. capayvalleychick

    capayvalleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2010
    Guinda CA
    How bizarre that you should ask that question, because I asked the same thing on the CAChickens group and got this answer:

    Streptomyces are found in soil. It is used to produce antibiotics and anti-fungals. It is a natural destoyer of bacteria. Just guessing but....I believe it is added to help keep the feed fresh. Farmer's Best is always more than happy to answer any question you have about the feed they produce.

    Bev Hale "

    So, now I'm wondering if having that in the feed is like feeding medicated feed? Does it have any effect on the birds?
    I'm still making my own, very expensive, feed.


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