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Is this food good???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hilari221, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. hilari221

    hilari221 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the label from our local feed mill's feed. Is it decent? Keep in mind the free range a few hours daily and get lots of fresh foods, seeds and grains. If it means anything, my first hen started laying last week at 16 weeks. They were on the starter/grower, but time for layer I guess.[​IMG]
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Your picture didn't work. ;)
     
  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Very often, the average ration supplies just enough nutrients for hens to produce eggs. Some choose to supplement in addition to the ration they are using but end up spending more money than if they bought a better quality ration to begin with. Here are a few examples of what I prefer in a layer ration:

    KING BRAND
    ORGANIC POULTRY
    LAYER PELLETS
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    GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
    Crude Protein, not less than..........…………………………...................17.0%
    Lysine, not more than…………………………………………………..……0.7%
    Methionine, not less than……………………………………………………0.3%
    Crude Fat, not less than................................…………………………......2.5%
    Crude Fiber, not more than......................……………………………........5.0%
    Ash, not more than………………………………..…………………………15.0%
    Calcium, not less than..............................……………………………........3.5%
    Calcium, not more than.............................…………………………….......4.0%
    Phosphorus, not less than...........................……………………………....0.5%
    Sodium, not more than..............................……………………………......0.3%
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    INGREDIENTS
    Organic Corn, Organic Soybean Meal, Organic Wheat, Ground Limestone, Organic Flaxseed, Monocalcium &
    Dicalcium Phosphate, Diatomaceous Earth, Mineral Sea Salt (Redmond), DL Methionine, Hydrolyzed Yeast,
    Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Organic Garlic Granules, Organic Horseradish Powder, Organic Star
    Anise Oil, Organic Juniper Berry Oil, Reed Sedge Peat, Calcium Bentonite, Choline Chloride, Manganese
    Oxide, Niacin Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate,
    Vitamin A Supplement, D-Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Tribasic Copper Chloride, Vitamin B-12 Supplement,
    Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Dimethyl Pyrimidinol Bisulfate (Source of
    Vitamin K activity), Ethylene Diamine Dihydroiodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.
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    Here's another link for an example of quality ingredients:
    http://www.modestomilling.com/poultry.html
     
  4. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep them on a good start and grow feed , just need to put out oyster shells .
    "most" lay pellets and such are almost worthless . I realize there are a few good ones out there but we never see or hear much about them.

    Shannon
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It looks like a pretty standard layer feed. Your hens will do fine on it. I'm also very pro-supplementing with scraps and/or free ranging. Nothing makes those yolks bright like fresh greens!
     

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