nutrena feed!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joe17, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I have baby silkie chicks on purina start and grow but plan on changing to purina. I had a couple questions about it. Do all nutrena feeds have animal proteins? What kind of animal protein does it have then? I know protein has been a big argument around here lately. I also want to know about the game bird feed. When and what ages do I feed game bird feed? Do I feed it even while they are laying and growing? How is the quality? This is the only brand of feed that is is available and has (I think!) animal proteins. I would really like to know when I should use each feed and what are the benefits. Any info would be great!

    Ohh the reason I am asking this question on here is because the site doesnt have a lot of info and ingredients.
     
  2. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that the animal protein in Nutrena feeds are derived from meat and bone meal; that is, rendered product from mammal tissue and bone. I used both starter and layer feed with my own birds and I had no complaints. I currently use the Purina Layena and really like it.
     
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My personal experience with feeding the Nutrena layer and meat bird feeds is: The chickens and turkeys eat it up and act hungry afterwards! It seems they never act full.
    I noticed I filled the feeders and it was emptied quicker than with other feeds. I went back with the layer mash from our local feed mill. The bags are 50 lbs. versus the Nutrena 40 lbs.
    I kept track and pound for pound they ate way more of the Nutrena products! Not a big deal if you have just a few birds but for me the cost adds up quickly with my large flocks.
    Sorry I can't answer your questions about animal protein!
     
  4. muddstopper

    muddstopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds wont eat the Purina Layena or Nutrena feeds. I normally feed the SouthernStates brand and only used the pellets and not the crumblies except when raising chicks.
     

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