Layer feed with or without corn???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by karenviolin, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. karenviolin

    karenviolin Just Hatched

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    First timer to the forums. We have 3 almost 15 week old chickens and I'm looking into purchasing their layer feed. Now they are eating organic grower from Scratch and Peck. They love this feed! They make a layer feed with and without corn and I'm wondering which is best for my ladies. Will one have then laying tastier eggs? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your choice, I hear corn makes a richer looking yolk, I don't know about taste. My start & grow, layers feed and scratch grains are mostly corn, first ingredient on the label, and are not organic. My girls are healthy. They'll be 20 weeks Wednesday. I got 5 eggs from the 5 girls this morning. GC[​IMG]
     
  3. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is pretty much personal preference to be honest

    my hens are getting these feeds layer feed and scratch
    http://www.phoenixorganicfeed.com/prices.html

    my chickens were on starter feed 2-3 weeks after they started to lay . then switch over to the current feed.

    taste wise.. i can't tell the difference.. appearance wise.. they look the same to me :/

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    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    The corn is likely replaced with wheat. Not much difference except the wheat will likely produce paler yolks, as a lot of yolk color comes from the pigments in yellow corn. In countries where they feed white corn or mostly small grains the yolk is almost white....
     

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