List of unmedicated chicken feeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by redfeather, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. redfeather

    redfeather Songster

    Oct 28, 2010
    Does anyone know of unmedicated chicken feeds? Preferably organic and/or animal protein free (I'm not really looking for the feed for chickens, but rather looking into it as a viable option as parrot pellets... with supplimentation of course).

    Anyway, any help you could provide would be great!
  2. Balbinka

    Balbinka Songster

    Apr 16, 2011
    What type of parrot are you feeding?

    Chicken pellets, even unmedicated might not be treated the way parrot food is.
    Can you not find a good parrot feed near you?

    They're pretty sensitive animals and I'm not sure they'd tolerate chicken feed.

    My conure girl is on Roudybush and does quite well.
  3. redfeather

    redfeather Songster

    Oct 28, 2010
    I'm doing my research, so don't worry. If you know any unmedicated chicken feeds please let me know... maybe I shouldn't have even mentioned the parrots *sigh*. (Budgies, since you asked... my conure gets harrisons, but difference is the budgies cost $10, he cost $400... the budgies are wild, he's tame).

    Besides, with most parrot pellets, the same feed is fed to both hookbills and softbills. If I can get the protein and nutrient balance right and still suppliment with good stuff it shouldn't be a problem.

    I just need unmedicated feed that suits my specifications.

    Is the Purina Sunfresh Chick Starter medicated? I can't find any info on that.
  4. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

    Apr 7, 2011
    Western NY
    My Coop
    Not at all trying to be a pain, but just be aware that the dietary needs of psittacines (parrots) are different than that of domestic chickens...
    Despite their lower price tag, budgies are intelligent, social, and arguably need the same level of care no matter what their cost.

    Have you considered Zupreem natural? It's much less than Harrisons or TOPs but is still a good pellet.

    No matter what you decide, I wish you the best. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011

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