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Is this a normal occurrence in Layena feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by justcallmepenny, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. justcallmepenny

    justcallmepenny Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2013
    Northfield, ohio
    Just opened a new bag of crumbles from Tractor Supply. Found clumps of this fiber in it. Concerned about feeding it to my girls. Is this normal?[​IMG]
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I don't feed Layena (ick) but I can tell you that's not something that should ever be in feed. I'd recommend returning the bag and getting your money back. Consider also switching to a different brand of feed; Purina/Layena is really the lowest quality feed available. A decent alternative is Nutrena, though the best quality feeds are usually those which are milled by small and local companies as the quality control is often much higher.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2011
    That's not normal in any feed; did you check the date on the bag? I've seen very old feed at stores sometimes, and that's never good. The previous poster is making some pretty strong negative statements about Layena; where's the data to back up those claims? Purina chicken feeds have been fine here for many years, and contacting them directly will be a good idea. If the bag is old and was damp, is that mold? Yucky! Mary
  4. justcallmepenny

    justcallmepenny Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2013
    Northfield, ohio
    I'm guessing this is the date? Not moldy or wet. Just big wads of what looks like dryer lint & hair. [​IMG]Lots of them! Calling Purina & returning the bag to tractor.
  5. ccrow

    ccrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2010
    Southern Maine
    Ugh! To me, it looks like webbiness from bugs getting into it. Either way it's not fit for feeding IMO.

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