Need feed advice!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickening101, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Chickening101

    Chickening101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, all!
    Looking at chicken feeds.
    Scratch and Peck looks good, because I prefer Organic and non GMO feeds.
    Anyone have an experiences using Scratch and Peck?
    Also, is soy free and corn free feed good? (Scratch and peck is)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    I give mine layer crumbles. Sometimes layer pellets.
     
  3. Glenda Heywoodo

    Glenda Heywoodo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO WE ALL CAN MAKE A DISCISSION ON USING THIS FEED
    It basically is in the North Eastern Washington State.
    So if their feed is what you choose to feed do so.
    Most of us use good type of commercial laying 16 to18% layer feed.
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  4. Chickening101

    Chickening101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
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  5. centralcaligirl

    centralcaligirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Scratch and Peck and I've been very happy with it. It includes fish meal as a protein source which is one of the reasons I chose it. I ferment it for 24 hours prior to feeding it and my birds have beautiful shiny feathers and are doing really well on the feed. Customer service is excellent too.
     
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  6. Chickening101

    Chickening101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Thanks! That's good to know.
     
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  7. ~KH~

    ~KH~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Scratch and Peck with my last chickens before I moved, and plan on using it again with my new ones hatching in July. I was very happy with it and how my hens did on it.
     
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  8. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    They must be really expanding as my feed store here in SE PA carries the layer feed. I haven't used it personally.
     
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  9. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Scratch & Peck grower (which I ferment) and Payback layer pellets for the feeder. Used to do S&P in the feeder too but there was too much waste as they were billing it out of the feeder and ignoring the dry fines completely. As a ferment there is far less waste and they happily eat it all without picking out unwanted bits.
     
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  10. centralcaligirl

    centralcaligirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with this. There are a lot of fines that don't necessarily get eaten when fed dry. My birds also don't like the peas dry but will eat them when they are fermented. To get the full benefit of the feed it's probably better given moist (either fermented or just mixed with a little water) so the fines stick to the grains.
     
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