Is Nutrena feed okay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nyna, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Nyna

    Nyna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! The feed store in my town only carries Nutrena feed. Is this brand an okay feed? I want to get the Layer Pellets. Has anyone had good/bad production with this?
     
  2. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a brand that we buy. It works well here, and I did read the ingredients list on Nutrena and compared it to some of the other brands of feed. It was either about the same as the other feed, or was a little better. Our chickens seem to be doing fine on it, and havent had any problems with productions with it. I would say you made a pretty good choice.
     
  3. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    As long as you don't mind supporting a large, multi-national corporation that helps put family farmers out of business and if a large confinement producer of pigs and poultry...go right ahead...[​IMG]
    Nutrena Feeds is owned by Cargill, Inc.

    If you can ever purchase feed from a cooperative in your area, it is a much better practice economically. Cooperatives are usually farmer-owned and a large percentage of their profits go back to the owner-members instead of to shareholders in the case of corporations like Cargill.

    My apologies in advance if you own stock in Cargill...lol.
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yeah, I'm not thrilled with Nutrena for that reason because I have a beef with Cargill over NAIS, but other than that, in my area, they put antibiotics in the chick starter in addition to Amprolium. I refused to buy it because of that.
     
  5. xrayman

    xrayman Out Of The Brooder

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    I use their feed and have never had a problem.
     
  6. chic-o-stik

    chic-o-stik New Egg

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    Thanx Mayberry for the info.. I was not aware that they are part of cargil..
     

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