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"Nature Smart" chicken feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WhiteMountainsRanch, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one? Wow.
     
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in east Texas, never have seen it here.
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe it is made by Cargill. My Agway has it, but I never tried it.
     
  5. RIBill

    RIBill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I use. The chickens haven't complained. They just gave me 6 eggs for 6 chickens on 12 hours of light. The yolks are dark and the eggs are large. The only issue I have is that it's only 16% protein. I have mixed a bag of various seeds which bump up their protein intake a bit.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I just started feeding a bag of Nature Smart organic chick starter/grower (20% protein I think) to my chicks. They like it.

    I mix my own feed, but for my chicks, I do feed crumbles.

    More importantly, it passes the sniff test! Some of the feeds really smell BAD.
     
  7. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to let people know that I have been using this brand chick starter (20%) protein and I am really happy with it. [​IMG]
     
  8. remisophy

    remisophy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I have looked for a organic feed I have tried others and this is the one my hens and rooster love. my eggs are so yummy with almost a orange yolk and the flavor is so good. I also feed nature smart crack corn as well. its a little more money but well worth it. if you are selling your eggs you will have return customers. my hens are paying for their.own feed through egg sales
     
  9. TrelvaJane

    TrelvaJane New Egg

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    My local Back Yard Farmer delivers this brand to my door if I order it...But....I have never ordered or used it because of the price. Do you all, who have used it, have to pay $30 per 40 lb. bag? I'm wondering if I would be paying more than I would have to. Also the bags say the chick feed is 20% protein; Layer pellets 16%, and organic NON-GMO is only 8% protein......I wonder why the non-GMO would only have 8% protein and since the layer pellets are not labeled......it must be GMO??? I thought organic would mean Non-GMO? Apparently not.
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes it is $30 per 40 lb bag including tax. $28 before tax I think.

    Organic is non-GMO.

    Your 8% protein is most likely corn. Corn is 7-9% protein.
     

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