Layena, To use or not to use?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jjdward, May 11, 2009.

  1. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    i have read on someone's page that they were against Layena feed but it didn't say why. I use this feed and don't want to continue if its not good feed. [​IMG] Anybody else heard of this? Any problems?
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    purina layena is very good feed
    maybe it is the soy that is the protein they don't like in some kinds of purina
    I feed tons of it and never had any problems

    choose for your self and how your chickens will react to it

    I personally never felt nutrena was so good as it had something that Purina had in it and made runny manure from it
    so always fed purina
  3. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    anybody else, anybody else? [​IMG]
  4. Stephen in SoKY

    Stephen in SoKY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Purina makes a perfectly good feed. My layers respond better to protein levels around 20% so on the rare occasion I use commercial feed it's always Purina Flockraiser. I offer oyster shell free choice so calcium isn't an issue. Were I using Layena, my only scratch grain would be BOSS. This would raise the protein to a higher level & the girls just love them.
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I feed Purina Gamebird Layena to all of my Silkies full time. The Gamebird formula helps keep their feathers in utmost condition. Wouldn't use anything else!
  6. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I used the Layena for a while, and had no problems, and it was packed full of good stuff. My hens just seem to prefer pellets and higher protein content, that's about the only reason I don't feed them Layena anymore.
  7. addiedunn

    addiedunn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2008
    Martinsville, IN
    Mine seem to love layena. They didn't like the pellets at all.
  8. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    My dad had used pellets before and his din't like them, but mine seem to like both crumbles and pellets.
  9. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I started my girls on Layena, crumbles but they prefer the pellets. In the winter I do feed 2 cups of higher protien food in hot water for energy. But they have Layena all the time, it seems to be working and why mess with goodness!

    Like another said, choose your own foods, yes, listen to others, but we can judge our birds for ourselves.

    As for soy, I know a friend that cannot eat a certain brand of chicken because of the feed that is consumed has wheat in it and has celiac disease (spelling) .

    Edited for comment- Its really neat to read who's birds like crumbles or pellets. Does anyone feed mash?
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  10. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    We feed our girls Layena as well, they have been on crumbles but our store was out yesterday when I went to stock up, so now they are eating pellets. I don't know if they like one or the other better, but tough love, "this is what you get so don't throw a fit".


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