NatureWise Feather Fixer pellet- anyone using?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SunAndDirt, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't find this feed anywhere I'll have to see if I can have my feed store order it. TSC does not have it.
  2. KuroKitsune

    KuroKitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2013
    my local orschlens just started carrying this and i would really love to try it since my cochin's are molting but their only a little over 3 months old and the feather fixer has to much calcium for my girls since their not laying or close to laying yet
  3. SunAndDirt

    SunAndDirt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens R Us, do you have an AgWay around you? That is where I first heard about it.
  4. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    No we don't but the little feed store in town has special ordered stuff for me before so I will ask when the owner is in. I live in a very rural area.
  5. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    I don't see the benefit of yet another product marketed when there are superior products already on the market. Mixing a high quality starter/grower or game bird ration with layer feed boosts protein for moult. So does fish. Avian Super Pack has the right level of vitamins and minerals for moulting birds. If one doesn't want to use Avian Super Pack in the water, Red Cell or Poultry Cell provides it mixed in feed.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2013
  6. SunAndDirt

    SunAndDirt Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you really break it down, there isn't much of a benefit to most of the things we purchase- for ourselves and our animals. There is always another way to get the job done!
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    I think the benefit is that it is higher protein (18%) and it also has higher calcium for layers unlike an all flock. Game bird feed with a higher ration is not really great around here since they only stock Purina with no animal protein. Just means game bird gives you even more soy at 20-22%. I still feed some local no soy with fish meal, but I'm trying this feed because it's pellets & we are going away more & it goes through the feeder better. As far as other extras like Red Cell etc., I'm tired of adding things to feed to up the protein etc. I do have a local game bird feed with animal byproducts which I'm not keen on. The also add urea etc. Choices in conventional feed are crap. I can't fine a feed with porcine meal that everyone loves, but then with the crap they put in pigs for human consumption. I'm not sure about that route either. I have thought of going back to Mazuri Game Bird with fish, but who knows.
  8. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just asked the local feed store about this and they can't even order it, some kind of politics with the local hardware store that has some feed. Sounds like B.S. to me.
  9. Elainz

    Elainz Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2013
    Most people think its too expensive and will just get whatever is cheapest. I myself love it! and mix with egg pellets one feed they do not seem to like much at all is Country lane from Oreshilin's.
  10. ellend

    ellend Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    cleveland, ohio
    Go to the Nutrena site and e-mail them for a location near you. They responded to me within 3 days. (I'm guessing the places they sent me to will have to order it; I don't believe they have it on the shelf.) They gave me a name at Nutrena to mention when I asked for it, and for the store to call with questions, I guess.

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