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Layena® SunFresh® Recipe

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by archerobx, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. archerobx

    archerobx Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not additives just vitamins and minerals that are needed for your chickens health.

    I personally will ONLY use Purina Layena, my chooks love it and it contains NO animal by-products. I have used Dumor once and my chooks barely touched it, not to mention it made their poo smellier. [​IMG] each to their own, but that is my experience. [​IMG]
     
  3. archerobx

    archerobx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
    Less sticky poo is always good.

    I may stick with this for couple months just to see if I notice any changes in smell, eggs, nicer feathers. Its like 2 bucks more a bag.


    thanks again
     
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  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
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    I have both Dumor and Purina Layena right now... after reading this I'll conduct a little test and see how my chickens like both.
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ol'FashionHen :

    No, not additives just vitamins and minerals that are needed for your chickens health.

    I personally will ONLY use Purina Layena, my chooks love it and it contains NO animal by-products. I have used Dumor once and my chooks barely touched it, not to mention it made their poo smellier. [​IMG] each to their own, but that is my experience. [​IMG]

    Whats wrong with animal by-products?​
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Layena is a good quality product, but I do not use it because it has no animal protein. (that and it's expensive anyway). The protein in the feeds I use is porcine.
    My original girls were raised on Start & Grow from Purina and then had Layena and Southern States, also a vegetarian feed, but since then, I use other good quality feeds that include animal protein in the chick starter and the layer/breeder feeds. I even supplement my breeding flocks with fish like salmon and mackerel.
     
  7. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    We are using Evergreen Extra Egg 16 after previously reading nothing but good on this site. So far, we are really happy. Price is good, healthy birds and great egg production. I am going to look into that type of protein thing...curious now.
     
  8. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine are raised on Flock Raiser, which is essentially Layena with the Lay part [​IMG]. They don't like to eat any layer feed, I've tried a few so I choose to stick with the Flock Raiser.. BUT like Speckledhen said, it has NO animal proteins which I find a problem since chickens LIKE to eat animals, so now I choose to supplement with whatever animal proteins I can find or aquire, mostly scraps from the house, bugs etc.

    I like that it's considered a good quality feed, and being new to chickens I don't want to take any chances with inferior feed products.

    I used to use the Dumor chick starter/grower and liked it well enough. I personally think that it SMELLS yummy compared to the other feeds, but it's difficult to acquire near my home, and the chooks like the Purina better. Now I use a brand of Turkey starter for all my babies so I have no reason to head out after the Dumor brand anymore.

    I subscribed to the Poultry Press for the monthly coupon of $5 off two bags of Purina feed.. it helps offset the extra cost of the feed.
     
  9. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Whats wrong with animal by-products?

    Just sceptical as to if the animal used may have had a disease etc.
     
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Which brands have animal protein?
     

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