Just thought I should put this on BYC Food info from Purina Mills

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by M To The Maxx, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    I have seen that people are not sure what some of thre feeds are that other people feed their chickens. I got this off of the Purina Mills website.

    [​IMG] Purina Mills[​IMG] Start & Grow[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe
    Specially formulated for growing poultry, Purina Mills[​IMG] Start & Grow[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe is made with the freshest sun-grown grains, plant proteins, vitamins and minerals to help birds look and act their very best.

    Purina Mills[​IMG] Start & Grow[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe is perfect for raising laying chicks from hatch to laying age (18-20 weeks). Made from natural plant-based ingredients, it contains 18% protein with high concentrations of important essential amino acids such as lysine and methionine. It is fortified with critical vitamins and minerals to support strong, healthy growth. Enhanced levels of Vitamin E promote a strong immune system to help ward off disease. The high level of xanthophyll, a natural coloring agent derived from marigolds, ensures bright shank and comb coloring to give you a beautiful flock. Nothing extra is needed except water, housing, and love. Purina Mills[​IMG] Start & Grow[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe delivers a level of quality, security and reliability in a wholesome, natural feed you won’t find anywhere else.


    [​IMG] Purina Mills[​IMG] Layena[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe
    Once your laying birds reach 18 weeks of age, they will need Purina Mills[​IMG] Layena[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe to support egg laying. Natural and wholesome like the Start & Grow[​IMG] products, Layena[​IMG] contains high calcium levels to support strong eggshell formation while maintaining a healthy skeleton. In addition, Layena[​IMG] is fortified with manganese to enhance shell quality. High levels of xanthophyll from marigolds result in rich, yellow yolks, while the enhanced concentration of vitamin E provides for more robust immune protection. Purina Mills[​IMG] Layena[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe contains all the quality nutrients laying hens need to produce lots of strong-shelled, healthy, golden-yolked eggs.


    [​IMG] Purina Mills[​IMG] Flock Raiser[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe
    Purina Mills[​IMG] Flock Raiser[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe is specially formulated for raising a mixed flock of poultry until laying age (18-20 weeks). It is also designed to meet the more demanding needs of broiler or meat-type chicks, raising them successfully from hatch to either market or maturity. Purina Mills[​IMG] Flock Raiser[​IMG] is a 20% protein product made from the same high-quality ingredients as Start & Grow[​IMG]. It is higher in energy to support the faster growth rate of meat-type birds. Well-supplemented with vitamins and minerals, this product also works very effectively for growing turkeys (eight weeks and older). It is fortified with high levels of niacin so that it can also be used for waterfowl. Purina Mills[​IMG] Flock Raiser[​IMG] SunFresh[​IMG] Recipe provides an entire mixed flock of chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese with top nutrition, all in one bag.


    [​IMG] Purina Mills[​IMG] Scratch Grains SunFresh[​IMG] Grains
    Purina Mills[​IMG] Scratch Grains SunFresh[​IMG] Grains is a natural blend of high-quality natural grains designed to be fed free-choice to adult chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys to encourage the natural pecking and feeding instincts. Note that Scratch Grains is a grain supplement, not a complete feed. If too much is fed, it will dilute the feed intake of complete feeds such as Start & Grow[​IMG], Layena[​IMG] and Flock Raiser[​IMG], reducing the bird’s nutritional intake and overall performance. Purina Mills[​IMG] Scratch Grains SunFresh[​IMG] Grains should not comprise more than 10% of the birds’ overall diet.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Made a change to it.
     
  3. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    Thanks Maxx! I have been thinking about switching to Purina now that TSC sells it.
     
  4. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice Maxx! [​IMG]
     
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  5. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    Thanks Maxx - this is great!! I love the line with the Start & Grow... [​IMG]
    Nothing extra is needed except water, housing, and love.​
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I always hear about these feeds. everyone seems to love it. Thanks for the post [​IMG]
     
  7. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well now that's interesting. I thought flock raiser could be used from beginning to end. I'm glad I haven't switched already, as I had been considering it.

    Thanks for posting this Max!
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:Well now that's interesting. I thought flock raiser could be used from beginning to end. I'm glad I haven't switched already, as I had been considering it.

    Thanks for posting this Max!

    I did too!!!
     
  9. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    I use flockraiser from the beginning. In some places, you can get medicated flockraiser ( same meds as start and grow.) I had a mixed ages of chickens last year, and it made more sense feeding them one bag. They free range, and trying to keep their feeds seperate wasn't practical. They all did so well on it, I've kept them on it since then. The girls lay great eggs, and we leave them free choice oyster shells for calcium.

    Bluemoon
     
  10. Lee

    Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same with me. Sometimes I use Dumor 24% if it has been milled fresh. TSC isn't good about rotating their stock.
     

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