King vs. Bar Ale Brand Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TheSpiceGirls, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone use either of these two brands to feed their flocks? King vs. Bar Ale?

    I believe both are made in California so they are probably more west coast specific.

    I'm just starting to question if my girls are getting all the nutrition they need from Nutrena. And I won't feed them Purina.

    I've done some looking around on this site but many of the favorites are east coast brands and I'm not finding any dealers in CA.
     
  2. SJB1212

    SJB1212 New Egg

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    King Brand feeds are made in King City, CA and available throughout California. The Freedom Poultry Feeds are really popular because they are GMO/Soy/Corn free and very economical. They are also enhanced with nutraceuticals like pre and probiotics, diatomaceous earth, omega 3/6's, herbs for digestive and immune health and more. They also make an organic feed as well.
     
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I went with King years ago. I liked that they were kind of local. About 100 miles away from me. Better than having something trucked all the way across the country or from over seas. And it's readily available at my local feed stores which is a plus.

    Bar Ale would require a drive for me. And I'm busy with lots going on so I didn't want getting Chick Chow to be an issue.

    And I've been really pleased with King. The hens like it and I've had healthy, happy hens. As a matter of fact, I'm listening to them out there squawk right now. There's a squirrel making the "danger" sound and so the hens are chiming in too. Must be a hawk or something in the area. They are safe in their run so I'm not worried.
     
  4. The Yakima Kid

    The Yakima Kid Cirque des Poulets

    I use King Freedom. I switched from Purina to avoid as many Chinese ingredients as possible, although the flock did very well on it. Purina and Nutrena are both good feeds, but are made by companies that import many of their ingredients.

    Bare ALE (pronounced BAR A L E) is one I've only seen on the Peninsula, not here on the Back Bay in the Fremont/Newark/Union-City/Pleasanton/etc. area. It was named for the family livestock brand, which was probably either


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    ALE


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    -ALE


    I've always been tempted to ask them.
     

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