Layena feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nova022, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will do just fine with Layena! I recommend the pellets over the crumbles for less waste. ($15 for a 50 lb bag) You can add oyster shells for added calcium and to firm up their egg shells (also good for their digestion). You can throw out cracked corn ($10 for 50 lb. bag) as a treat and meal worms which can also be found at TSC. We also free range and we get a dozen nice large eggs each day!
     
  2. ibarbidahl

    ibarbidahl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Oh, how I wish. Pipe dream for most of us backyard keepers. I'd buy 3 at a time and find an air-tight solution to keeping it fresh longer if I needed to. Whatever it took to get that kind of a discount! But I settle for feeding scraps and whtever layer feed the local feed store has. It's still better than what is waiting at the grocers! ;-)
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The source of protein makes a big difference on how good a feed is and what it costs. Your better poultry feeds will always have animal proteins in it.

    Layena is a "cheap" layer feed put out by Purina Mills. I myself dislike the "cheaper" Purina Mills poultry feeds mainly do to them not adding animal protein in them. Now Purina Mills does put out some better quality poultry feeds that does contain animal proteins but you are going to pay a little more for them.

    Chris
     
  4. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is actually less than I am paying for a 50 lb bag of starter/grower I got from the little feed store up the road. I want to free range, but practically every thing in my yard is on the list as being toxic to chickens, plus we have a lot of red tail hawks and raccoons. Thanks for the reply.
     
  5. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which feed containing animal protein do you recommend? Does it matter what the source of animal protein is in the feed? I have seen some that use ground feathers. That seems strange.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I actually prefer organ meat from the processing plants. Sometimes? You'll have to write or call the feed company and talk to a knowledgeable rep. I called Hubbard a while back and had nice return phone call. We talked. It was good.
     
  7. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is Hubbard a brand local to your area or is it something I could buy nationally? When you buy from a feed mill do you have to buy large quanties? It is interesting and confusing that there are so many options. Thanks for your help.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There are a number of animal proteins that are used in poultry feeds there all good but I like at least one type in my feed. I look for Fish Meal, Porcine Meat Meal, or a combination of 2 or 3 like Fish Meal and Poultry By-Product Meal.

    Hydrolyzed Feather Meal is a good protein source,

    For a Brand/ Type of feed you can look for;
    Buckeye Nutrition,
    Purina Game Bird,
    Honor Show Chow (Purina),
    Mazuri (Purina) Game Bird,
    Kent High Flyer Game Bird,

    Chris


     
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  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    This makes me dizzy :p
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Feather Meal

    Typical Analysis
    Crude Protein​
    80.00%
    Crude Fat​
    6.50%
    Crude Fiber​
    1.50%
    Ash​
    3.50%
    Moisture​
    6.00%
    Grind​
    99% thru #10
    Color​
    Brown
    Digestibility​
    75.00%+
    Metabolizable Energy​
    1,287 Kcal/lb=2,831 Kcal/kg
    TDN​
    70.00%
    NEL​
    0.73%
    UIP​
    85.00%​


    Minerals & Vitamins
    Calcium​
    0.35%
    Phosphorus​
    0.25%
    Available Phosphorus​
    0.25%
    Salt Equivalent​
    1.00%
    Sodium​
    0.40%
    Chloride​
    0.60%
    Potassium​
    0.30%
    Magnesium​
    0.20%
    Sulfur​
    1.40%
    Choline​
    880 mg/kg​



    Amino Acid Profile
    Aspartic Acid​
    4.91%
    Threonine​
    3.76%
    Serine​
    9.51%
    Glutamic Acid​
    9.87%
    Proline​
    7.95%
    Glycine​
    6.79%
    Alanine​
    3.46%
    Cystine​
    3.70%
    Methionine​
    0.75%
    Isoleucine​
    4.20%
    Leucine​
    6.48%
    Tyrosine​
    1.94%
    Phenylalanine​
    3.48%
    Histidine​
    0.39%
    Lysine​
    2.40%
    TSAA​
    4.50%
    Ammonia​
    1.26%
    Arginine​
    5.90%
    Tryptophan​
    0.63%
    Valine​
    5.95%
    Taurine​
    0.11%​
     

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