Nutrina - Nature Wise from TSC

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mommysongbird, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Songster

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Hi, we just started feeding out flock Nutrina Nature Wise layer feed (is "as close as you can get" organic). Anyway I am wondering if anyone else feeds this to their flock?

    I feed the crumbles and thought I might mix their old feed (local family owned feed store brand) with the Nutrina brand. This is a 50# bag that is almost $20 and they seem to be going through it quicker than the 25# bags of the feed store brand. Will it hurt to mix them???? Or should I just mix in cracked corn and bird seed ever so often?

    We can't free range, but try to give them greens (grasses and veggies) and fruit as often as I can.
     
  2. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

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    Nutrena is a typical conventional vegetarian feed. AN Ok feed, but not organic in the least. The "Natural" label has no legal meaning whatsoever.
     
  3. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Songster

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    I know that the "Natural" label doesn't have a real meaning, and I was told by TSC employee that is "close to organic without certification" but the stuff I was buying doesn't seem to have the same about of nutrition.

    Is there an organic out there that is worth the price?
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

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    Probably not to most, as all organic feeds I have found are double the price. The lowest price I can get is also mash & it doesn't work for me right now. I presently use a organic no soy pellet that is $31.25/50 lbs. & that is much better than $36.99 for Nature's Best in the feed store. My feed lasts about 3 weeks for 15 chickens & I found other stuff like Purina & others lasted about 2 weeks, so it isn't as expensive as it looks. It comes down to what you want & what you can afford. I do use conventional at times & then I start getting crazy over GMO & such & I go back to organic, but that's just me. I want to vote with my dollar, but sometimes it gets tough! Good luck whatever you decide. I am sure Nutrena is a good feed.
     
  5. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Songster

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Thanks. I am just torn over GMO crap and I noticed the other day after I bought and opened this bag, that it has soy bean protein (think that was what it was called) and I bought died.

    I can't get 50lbs of anything to last 3 weeks, we are lucky that two 25 lb bags of the other feed lasts a week. And It looks like this 50 lb bag is not going to last more than a week either. :( We have 15 chickens too and 8 ducks, the ducks are like shovels. They go through the majority of the feed. :/ I just wish our local mill would just tell me where they get their corn from, but I am sure it is full of GMO.
     

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